A major fire erupted on early Wednesday morning at a 20,000 sq ft commercial complex located at Purna Gaon in Narpoli in Bhiwandi. No casualties were reported in the mishap, however, goods and documents stored in warehouses were gutted.
Thane civic body's regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Avinash Sawant said, “The disaster management room received the alert regarding fire at the Emami Agro Limited Company located at the Arihant commercial complex. The company is a ground plus one storey structure, with 3-4 warehouses containing edible oil and medicines.”
Fire brigade personnel from Bhiwandi as well as adjoining Kalyan and Thane cities also rushed to the spot. “After about five hours of efforts, the firemen could finally bring the fire under control. No casualties were reported at the spot but many documents and other valuables were gutted causing loss to the warehouses,” Sawant added.