Fire breaks out at ISRO centre in Ahmedabad; five fire tenders rushed to spot, no casualties reported so far

A fire broke out inside the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on Friday. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. No details of casualties have been reported so far.

File image of ISRO logo.

File image of ISRO logo.

In May this year, a major fire had broken out at the Space Application Centre (SAC) of ISRO. Nobody was injured in the blaze, which was doused within a couple of hours. As many as 27 fire tenders were sent to the spot.

The fire had broken out inside a building which is used as an antenna testing laboratory (for satellites). The blaze spread quickly due to the presence of U-Foam material on the lab's walls.

The SAC is a major research centre of the ISRO in the city, where payloads for satellites are prepared. The centre was established by Vikram Sarabhai, known as the father of the Indian space programme.

More details will be added as they emerge.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 28, 2018 14:20 PM

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