Pune: There were a total of 21 fire incidents this year on Laxmi Pujan (Thursday) and Diwali Padwa (Friday) as compared to 36 last year. The flying lanterns and firecrackers were a major cause of the fire.
Pune Fire Brigade officials said that nobody was injured in these incidents. The analysis of the incidents show that trees, flats/balcony, shops and open spaces were affected.
A cloth godown in Budhwar Peth caught fire due to firecrackers on Friday night. Though no casualties were reported, it created a panic in the area for some time.