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Huge Plastics factory and warehouse fire in Bhopal

A huge fire broke out on Monday, 24th Oct in the morning at a plastics factory in Bhopal. Thirty-five fire tenders took eight hours to bring the fire under control.

The fire broke out at a plastics factory on a landfill site of Hanumangunj in the Madhya Pradesh capital.

“The fire started at 4 a.m. Fifteen fire engines were rushed to the spot the moment we got information. We are trying to bring the fire under control,” a fire officer said.

Locals thought the factory caught fire between 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. They alleged the fire brigade came nearly two hours after being informed.

The administration and fire officials said initially the fire was confined to the plastics factory but subsequently it extended to the warehouse.

According to the police, the fire could have spread from a blaze in a nearby garbage dump or due to short circuit. No casualties were reported in the incident. A case has been registered in the matter and nearby building evacuated.

For more information, go to http://www.hindustantimes.com/bhopal/bhopal-two-plastic-factories-gutted-30-engines-douse-fire-in-8-hrs/story-Q2rUlfQFCQgcx3jmRStMnO.html

 

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Neil Bibby was Chief Executive Officer of the Country Fire Authority between 2002 and 2009 and Managing Director People and Innovation