WATCH | Fire breaks out at oil warehouse in Tamil Nadu

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Updated: February 29, 2020 9:56 PM

Fire-fighting operation is currently underway, news agency ANI reported. In a 46-second video clip shared by ANI, a thick layer of smoke can be seen billowing out while fire-fighters were trying to douse the fire.

A thick layer of smoke can be seen billowing out while fire-fighters were trying to douse the fire. (ANI)

Tamil Nadu: A fire broke out at an oil warehouse in Madhavaram area in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. At least 12 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the fire. Fire-fighting operation is currently underway, news agency ANI reported. In a 46-second video clip shared by ANI, a thick layer of smoke can be seen billowing out while fire-fighters were trying to douse the fire.

Speaking to the news agency, Fire and Rescue Service Additional Director Sylendra Babu said that over 500 firemen, 26 fire tenders and 6 foam tenders were pressed into service to contain the flame. He further said that to a large extent, the fire had been put out. “It’s a godown of a chemical-based material used for medical purposes, so the possibility of poisonous gas ruled out,” he said.

 

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