Fire breaks out at under construction building, no casualty reported

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 17 May 2018

A major fire broke out at a construction site being developed by Kumar Builders opposite the Swatantryaveer Savarkar Bridge on Paud Road.

Pune: A major fire broke out at a construction site being developed by Kumar Builders opposite the Swatantryaveer Savarkar Bridge on Paud Road. The fire broke out around 2.40 pm and was promptly handled by two fire extinguishers and two tankers of the fire brigade.

According to an on-site management personnel of the property, there was a large quantity of paint stored on the site for painting work. While welding work was in progress on the third floor, the paint caught fire, soon spreading over a bigger area.  

There were no human injuries or casualty reported. The extent of the material loss is yet to be known. Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranpise, told Sakal Times, “The site had a lot of construction material dumped on those floors. There were stocks of rubber doormats and paint, which seem to have caught fire.”

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