Major fire engulfs chemical factory in Kanpur

A major fire on Monday broke out at a chemical factory here destroying property worth several lakh rupees, officials said.

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

Kanpur: A major fire on Monday broke out at a
chemical factory here destroying property worth several lakh
rupees, officials said.
The blaze engulfed the ink and colour factory at the
Dadanagar Industrial area at Panki at around 4 am, SP(city)
Kushhar Saurabh said, adding some chemical drums kept at the
factory also exploded due to the fire.

As the blaze started to spread to other parts of the
industrial area, atleast 16 fire tenders were pressed and
after several hours the blaze was bought under control,
Saurabh said.

Nobody was injured in the incident but chemical worth
several lakh rupees was destroyed in the blaze, he said.
Due to the explosions the firemen faced problems in
bringing the blaze under their control, Chief fire officer, K
P Singh said, adding the cause of the fire is being
ascertained.

PTI