Fire breaks out in basement of building in Camp area, no casualties reported

The fire was brought under control after efforts by the Pune Fire Brigade, which took around half-an-hour and at least five fire tenders. No casualties have been reported in the incident.

A fire was reported on Tuesday afternoon in the basement of a commercial building in Camp area of Pune, which houses a large number of small shops. The fire was brought under control after efforts by the Pune Fire Brigade, which took around half-an-hour and at least five fire tenders. No casualties have been reported in the incident.

As per the information given by Pune Fire Brigade officials, the fire started in the basement of a commercial building on the arterial Mahatma Gandhi Road in Pune Camp around 3.15 pm. “The building has a large number of shops of clothes and tailoring. The fire started in the basement. We pressed five fire tenders into action and it took at least half-an-hour to bring the fire under control around 4 pm. After the fire was doused, we conducted a cooling operation which involved spraying water to ensure there were no secondary fires. Intense smoke made the operation difficult.” said a fire officer.

“As far as we know, all the people had evacuated the premises when the fire started. There are no casualties that we know of. After the operation is complete, we will assess the extent of damage,” said the officer.

The building is located not far from Fashion Street in Camp area, where a major fire had broken out in the last week of March, gutting at least 400 small shops.

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