Major blaze at Bengaluru chemical factory; four employees rescued, 15 fire tenders on spot
Leaping flames and thick black smoke triggered panic among the public as the unit was located in the middle of a residential colony in Bapuji Nagar. Some vehicles were also gutted in the fire
Bengaluru: A major fire swept through a chemical factory and spread to nearby houses in Bapuji Nagar on Tuesday, police said.
Four employees, who were trapped in the factory were rescued unhurt while people living in adjacent buildings were evacuated to safety, they said.
Leaping flames and thick black smoke triggered panic among people as the unit was located in the middle of a residential colony.
Some vehicles were also gutted in the fire.
Fifteen fire tenders have been pressed into service.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, police added.
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