On November 7, a major fire broke out in a chemical company in Pawane MIDC.
The fire spread to the two other adjacent companies causing major damage to property. As many as 14 fire tenders and six water tankers were pressed into service from five fire stations and it took over
14 hours to douse the fire. While there was no loss of lives, the raw materials stored on the floor were destroyed.
According to reports, the fire was caused due to chemical spill during the reaction testing process. “The workers were transferring chemical from one vessel to the other.
In the process, there was a chemical spill which is said to have caused the fire. However, once an industrial unit catches fire, it is under the inspection of factory inspector,” said Surendranath Chaudhary, chief fire officer of Thane Belapur Industries Association’s emergency response station, MIDC