Massive fire in Bhopal plastics factory

A huge fire broke out on Monday morning at a plastics factory in Bhopal. Fifteen fire tenders were trying to douse the blaze.

IANS| Updated: Oct 24, 2016, 13:12 PM IST

Bhopal: A huge fire broke out on Monday morning at a plastics factory in Bhopal. Fifteen fire tenders were trying to douse the blaze.

The fire broke out at a plastics factory on a landfill site of Hanumangunj in the Madhya Pradesh capital. 

"The fire started at 4 a.m. Fifteen fire engines were rushed to the spot the moment we got information. We are trying to bring the fire under control," a fire officer said.

According to locals, the factory caught fire between 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. They alleged the fire brigade came nearly two hours after being informed.

The administration and fire officials said initially the fire was confined to the plastics factory but subsequently it extended to the warehouse.