Chennai fire update: Over 500 firemen, 26 fire tenders dousing oil warehouse fire

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Fire broke out in an oil warehouse in Chennai on Saturday and initially 12 fire tenders reached the spot and were dousing the fire.

Here are the latest updates from Chennai warehouse fire:

Damage to goods worth 100 crore

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

No Casualties

No casualties have been reported so far

Over 500 firemen, 26 fire tenders deployed

Over 500 firemen, 26 fire tenders have been deployed to douse a massive fire that broke out at an oil warehouse in Madhavaram on Saturday.

“Over 500 firemen, 26 fire tenders and 6 foam tenders on the job. To a large extent, the fire has been put out. It is a godown of a chemical-based material used for medical purpose, so the possibility of poisonous gas ruled out,” Sylendra Babu, Additional Director, Fire and Rescue Service, told ANI.

Property damage in the fire is yet to be examined

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