Pune: Massive Fire Breaks at Shivaji Market, No Casualties
Massive Fire Breaks at Shivaji Market in Pune, 25 shops gutted in the fire
A massive fire broke out at Shivaji Market in Pune at around 4 am on Tuesday. Though there has been no report of any causality but significant property damage took place. Around 20 to 25 shops have been gutted in the blaze. Fire tenders from multiple fire stations were rushed to the spot and controlled the blaze within 40 minutes.
Pune’s Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranpise said, “We received the call at control room around 3.55 am. Within minutes fire tenders from nearby fire stations were rushed to the spot. We deployed a total of nine tenders. The fire was brought under control by 4.30 am.”
Ranpise added, “There are no casualties in the incident. Several shops, wooden cabinets, and items kept in them have been gutted. The main structure of the market is mainly stone masonry and hasn’t suffered any damages.”
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.