A massive fire broke out at a chemical oil warehouse at in Madhavaram area in Chennai of Tamil Nadu on February 29. This mishap took place at 4 pm in the evening. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this mishap. At least 6 foam tenders, 26 fire tenders and a 1000 firefighters were deployed to douse off the flames. The flames could be brought under control after an overnight operation and the cooling operation continued till afternoon on March 1. Fire engines from the CPCL and Chennai Airport were also deployed into service to bring the fire under control. More fire engines and metro tankers from Sengunram, Manali and Ambattur areas were also pressed to the area.
The godown had the storage of chemical-based material used for medical purpose and had barrels filled with chemicals piled one above the other. According to sources, there were a few small-scale units, including the chemical godown, near the bus terminus. Locals heard a loud noise and saw flames coming out of one of the units. They immediately called to fire department. The local police team and traffic officials reached the spot. There were a lot of black clouds and smoke completely engulfing the area. Traffic officers blocked the Madhavaram depot road for traffic. Vehicles were diverted through Retteri. All property was damaged in this tragedy. The reason behind this huge fire is unknown. Raw materials worth about Rs 100 crore were damaged in the blaze. Massive efforts by fire service personnel for over 16 hours ended successfully on next day in the afternoon. Fire was completely doused.
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