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Major fire guts ink factory in Ahmedabad; 3 firemen injured

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  • The incident took place at factory on Naroda-Saijpur Bogha road in wee hours of Saturday; heavy damage to inventory; AFES takes 5 hours to control blaze  

Ahmedabad: A major fire broke out in the wee hours of Saturday at an ink-manufacturing factory on Naroda-Saijpur Bogha road. The blaze engulfed the entire factory, causing significant damage to material and building. Thanks to the efforts of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES), it was contained and prevented from spreading further.

While no casualties were reported, three AFES personnel were injured while trying to douse the flames. They were shifted to the hospital and discharged after treatment.

The incident took place at around 3 am at a factory named Ink Anon opposite Shivay Enclave on Naroda-Saijpur Bogha road. The factory manufactures ink used in craft paper, corrugated board, paper bags, all types of paper printing, paper polyester printing, as well as water-based flexo graphic ink, solvent-based flexo graphic ink, etc.

AFES personnel from the Odhav station rushed to the spot to douse the fire. During the operations, three of them sustained injuries. They were identified as Madansinh Chawla (42), Dilip Chaudhary (38) and Ramji Ketaliye (30). They were shifted to Shardaben Hospital and were discharged after treatment

While the ready products, raw material, machinery and electrical wiring were destroyed, the building, too, sustained significant damage in the fire, according to the fire officials

Led by Chief Fire Officer Rajesh Bhatt, a team of over 100 personnel and fire fighters as well as 30 vehicles including water tanker, water bowser, etc was involved in the fire-fighting operation. It took them five hours to bring the blaze under control.

The team also continued to spray water in the adjacent areas to prevent spread of the flames. As a result, the damage was restricted to the factory.

 

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