A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Vapi city of Valsad district in Gujarat on Saturday afternoon, August 8. More than eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire erupted at about 1.15 pm and was brought under control within two hours.
A huge amount of smoke was seen billowing out of the factory, which was completely engulfed in the fire.
Blast in solvent drums of Shakti Biosciences pvt limited
According to reports, a pharmaceutical company situated in the third phase of Vapi GIDC in Valsad district due to the blast in the chemical solvent drums stored in the manufacturing unit
According to TOI reports, 12 fire tenders from Vapi notified area, Sarigam industrial area, Valsad Nagarpalika, Umbergaon industrial estate and the union territory of Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli (DNH) were rushed to the spot to take the fire under control.
Sources in the fire department of Vapi GIDC said, there was a blast in the solvent drums of a pharmaceutical company, Shakti Biosciences private limited. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be determined. Investigation is underway.