Major fire guts Ceat tyre factory unit, disrupts train services

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Major-fireA massive fire gutted a tyre manufacturing unit, situated alongside Nahur suburban railway station near Bhandup in north-eastern Mumbai and also disrupted train services, officials said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster management cell said that as many as 10 fire tenders and an equal number of water tankers have been rushed to the spot, to extinguish the blaze, which is yet to be brought under control.

“Efforts by the fire brigade personnel are on to douse the blaze. There was still no details of any casualties or loss of property,” the BMC official said.

Electricity supply to the Nahur suburban railway station had to be shut down due to the fire in the Ceat tyre factory.

A senior railway official said that suburban local trains running towards Kalyan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, on the Central Line, were running late by at least half-an-hour after trains moving on the slow track had to be diverted onto the fast track beyond the Vikhroli suburban railway station.