• Anurag Goswami

Fire ignited at a furniture factory in Panchkula on November 2



A tensed situation was formed during the afternoon hours of November 2, when a massive fire broke out at Westwood furniture factory, located in the Industrial Area Phase II of Panchkula, Haryana. A sudden chaos was formed at around 1:30 pm in the area after the blaze erupted on second floor of the factory which is located at plot number 268. The locals first tried to control the fire in the initial stage but soon the fire engulfed the entire factory. The fire was so terrible that it raised a wave of panic among the people as a plume of black smoke covered the area.


A total of 10 fire tenders rushed to the spot after receiving the information and started evacuating the people from nearby structures soon after reaching. The traffic was also stopped in in the area due to the incident. The fire tenders faced a lot of difficulties while fighting the flame due to the billowing smoke. It took them around 3 hours to control the blaze and take the situation under control.


According to the reports, the fire broke out on the 2nd floor of the building due to short circuit and later spread to the 1st floor destroying furniture and other items worth Rs 30 lakh. A total of 3 people died in this incident due to suffocation and severe burn injuries.


The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same. We at Cybertech Risk center covers Explosion, High Rise Fire, Industrial Fire, Structure Fire, Vehicle Fire under the “Fire” category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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