A massive fire has broken out at an chemical warehouse in Chennai's Madhavaram area on Saturday afternoon. Visuals of the billowing smoke rising from the building are seen. Sources state that the chemical godown in the warehouse which is situated in the outskirts of the city went up in flames.
Five tenders are present at the spot. No casualties reported as of now, as per sources. More details awaited.
Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at an oil warehouse in Madhavaram area in Chennai. Four fire tenders present at the spot. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/2J37BWHAFM— ANI (@ANI) February 29, 2020
One of the teams of firefighters who are dousing the fire in Chennai's Madhavaram area spoke to media and informed that their main effort right now is to ensure the fire stays confined and doesn't spread.
'Our effort is to keep it confined and see that it doesn't spread. All experts are here,' says team fighting the massive blaze at the Chennai oil warehouse; report no casualties thus far #ChennaiFire pic.twitter.com/hhUDSmlyNv— Republic (@republic) February 29, 2020