A massive fire broke out in a factory located in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area on Friday. Images and videos from the site showed thick black smoke coming out of the factory located in a densely populated area. According to reports, the fire started in a factory in Khairani area of Saki Naka suburb. The fire started at 5:20pm in 30-35 galas of Ashapura Compound containing chemicals, officials said.
There has been no reports of any loss of life or injury so far.
"Nine fire engines, nine jetties, one water tanker, two quick response vehicles along with scores of firefighters are at the spot to douse the blaze," he added. Foam tenders from oil companies and Mumbai Port Trust have been requisitioned, an official said, adding that black smoke billowing from the site was visible from kilometres away.
According to ANI, 15 fire tenders arrived at the spot and fire fighting operations were going on as late as till 9 pm. The cause of the blaze could not be ascertained.
Maharashtra: Fire fighting operation underway at the factory in Ghatkopar, Mumbai; 15 fire tenders at the spot. pic.twitter.com/oUOmJTsq96— ANI (@ANI) December 27, 2019
There were few reports that the smoke from the Ghatkopar factory fire is affecting flight operation at Mumbai airport. However, Mumbai International Airport Limited has refuted these rumours saying that the flight operations were not affected.