Fire officials said the company manufactures chemicals for construction companies, industrial chemicals, waterproofing chemicals, concrete road repair chemicals etc. On Wednesday, being a holiday at the unit, some repair work was undertaken.
At 11.30am, an employee was busy applying some chemicals to a pipe. “During the cooling process of the work, a blast took place which resulted in a major fire erupting at the company,” said fire officials citing preliminary information.
Police said locals alerted the fire department after thick smoke started billowing out from the factory. Owing to the chemicals inside the factory, the fire spread fast.
As many as 10 fire tenders from Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Hingna MIDC, Butibori MIDC, and Wadi municipal council reached the spot and started combating the inferno.