Pune Hit With Two More Fires: One In Vishrantwadi, Other In Sus (VIDEO)

Pune Hit With Two More Fires: One In Vishrantwadi, Other In Sus (VIDEO)

The fire broke out at a labour camp in Sus area, now under control with cooling operations ongoing

Aakash SinghUpdated: Friday, March 15, 2024, 03:34 PM IST
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Pune Hit With Two More Fires: One In Vishrantwadi, Other In Sus (VIDEO) |

The series of fires that occurred in Pune on Friday has raised concerns among residents and authorities. The first blaze erupted in a vehicle garage near Aai Mata Mandir at Gangadham, Bibwewadi, at around 3.20am engulfing the garage and destroying 17 four-wheeler vehicles, including luxury brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover, Skoda, Hyundai, and Ford, parked on the premises of Matin Car Cares.

The reason behind the fire's ignition is still unknown. However, firefighters responded swiftly to the emergency call and managed to extinguish the flames within 30 minutes. Fortunately, there were no casualties, as no one was in the garage at the time of the incident. Police are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

In a separate incident, a Honda City car parked on the road leading to the RTO in Vishrantwadi caught fire around 4am. According to officials, an unknown individual set the car on fire, which had been parked there for the past month. A First Information Report has been filed at the nearest police station.

A third fire broke out at a labour camp near Sus' Bella Casa society in the morning. Firefighters responded to the emergency call and extinguished the fire. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Potphode, Chief Fire Officer of the Pune Municipal Corporation, commended the swift action of the firefighters in containing the fire and preventing its spread. "With a significant number of cylinders at risk, the potential consequences of an explosion could have been catastrophic. It is thanks to the prompt response and effective measures taken by our firefighters that a major incident was successfully averted," he added.

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