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

Press Trust of India November 10, 2020 16:42:15 IST
Major blaze at Bengaluru chemical factory; four employees rescued, 15 fire tenders on spot

Fifteen fire tenders have been pressed into service in Benglauru's Bapuji Nagar. News18 Kannada

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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