Chemicals worth crore was reduced to ash after a major fire broke out in a firm located at the industrial area of Jeedimetla police limits here on Sunday. However, no one was injured in mishap.
According to fire service staff, as many as five tenders from various places brought in to doused the flames. The mishap took place in Bharath Flexigraphy Printing Ink manufacturing firm around 12:30 p.m. when the on-duty workers noticed flames emanating from drums located on the premises. The workers alerted the security staff who informed the Jeedimetla fire service station.
“As soon as we received the information, a fire tender was sent. When officials could not control the flames, four more fire tenders from Madhapur, Moula-Ali, Sanathnagar and Secunderabad were brought to the place.
Finally, the fire service staff were able to put out the fire by 7 p.m.,” said A Sreedhar Reddy, fire station officer, Jeedimetla.
The fire department officials suspect the fire broke out due to chemical reaction when the workers were making ink product.