21 fire incidents during Diwali festival this year

Sakal Times
Sunday, 22 October 2017

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.

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.

According to the Fire Brigade, Vasudev Raheja’s godown, which is located on the second floor in Mahavir Market in Cholkhan Ali locality of Budhwar Peth, caught fire around 9.10 pm. Within a short time, the clothes inside the godown caught fire and huge flames and smoke were seen.

About 25 firemen led by officers Dattatraya Nagalkar and Pramod Sonavane brought the situation under control in about two hours.  

A team from Faraskhana policemen station was deployed at the spot for controlling people who had gathered in large numbers there. 

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