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Fire Breaks Out At Dombivali's MIDC

The fire has been reported at around 1:30 pm.

Fire Breaks Out At Dombivali's MIDC
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A fire has been reported at Dombivali's MIDC. As per reports, there are seven to eight fire engines that have been rushed to the spot to help douse the fire. Since it is a chemical factory that is on fire, the firemen are finding it difficult to douse it. All the people that were in the building have been rescued and there are no injuries reported so far.  

A thick, dense, dark cloud of smoke can be seen from a distance. The fire has been reported at Metropolitan Exichen in MIDC Phase 2. There are multiple explosions that have been heard and as per our sources. 

Update: 5:44 pm According to reports of people staying residential areas 500 meters away from the unit have been asked to shift for a temporary period at a safe place. Police are claiming that this is a major fire and it could be risky.

update: 18:09: Some users of Twitter are pointing out that they can still hear the explosions. One Twitter user also pointed out how a similar incident in the same factory had happened in 2016 as well. His Tweet reads, "Fire broke out in a chemical factory in Dombivli. There were series of blasts after. more than 10 fire tenders rush to the spot. Nearby building are vacated. On May 2016 there was same type of blast in MIDC Dombivali but the intensity was much larger and many people died in that. 


While there were also others who took this opportunity to make sarcastic jokes regarding the development of Dombivli.

Update 19:07 - Raju Patil of MNS has criticised the government for their inaction. He also questioned that if they are waiting for Domivli to become the next Bhopal. 

Update 20:00 - As per reports, the fire is now under control. 

Update February 19, 11:50- The areas which are in the vicinity of the fire are experiencing hazy chemical smoke. 

 

Residents around the area complained of itching in their eyes and irritation while breathing. It took fire officials over six hours to douse this fire. 

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