Watch: Bhiwandi garment factory fire doused; 200 residents rescued

The fire that broke out on Tuesday morning in a garment factory in Bhiwandi has been doused, officials confirmed. More than 200 residents have been rescued and firefighters are in the process of clearing the fumes.

Fire at Bhiwandi building. IBNLive

Fire at Bhiwandi building. IBNLive

Seven residents of the nearby area who helped the firefighters save the people trapped were injured in the rescue operation and one is in critical condition, an official said.

An officer from the fire brigade present at the spot said that the four-storey building had a powerloom on the ground floor and private residences on the rest of the floors. An elderly lady who lives in the building was rushed to Sion Hospital for stress-related issues.

Many residents tried to escape from the second floor with the help of firefighters. Others broke an iron gate on the fourth floor to reach the terrace so the firefighters could rescue them. The building was only two years old and the officials are yet to determine the cause of the fire.

The fire broke out at 6 am. Four fire engines from Bhiwandi were sent to the area.

Fire tenders from Thane and Kalyan were also called to the spot for rescue efforts.

Ambulances and four water tankers were rushed to the spot to battle the fire.

Updated Date: Apr 12, 2016 17:57 PM

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