500 firemen, 32 fire tenders called to put out inferno in Chennai warehouse

The fire spread quickly across the facility, damaging raw materials worth about ₹100 crore, a top Fire and Rescue Services official said

The blaze, amid clouds of thick black smoke, spread rapidly since the chemical was highly combustible and the cause of the fire was being probed, DGP, Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, C Sylendra Babu said. Photo: Twitter

Over 500 firemen, 32 fire tenders were deployed to douse a massive fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Madhavaram on Saturday (February 29).

The fire spread quickly across the facility, damaging raw materials worth about ₹100 crore, a top Fire and Rescue Services official said.

The blaze, amid clouds of thick black smoke, spread rapidly since the chemical was highly combustible and the cause of the fire was being probed, DGP, Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, C Sylendra Babu said.

Since the godown stores a chemical-based material used for medical purpose, the possibility of poisonous gas was ruled out.

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited too aided the effort to douse the fire following a request, the official said.

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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