Fire Breaks Out at Grocery Shop in Pune, No Casualties Reported

Fire breaks out at grocery shop in Pune, India; firefighters quickly control blaze, no injuries reported. Authorities investigating cause of the incident.

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Ayesha Mumtaz
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Fire Breaks Out at Grocery Shop in Pune, No Casualties Reported

Fire Breaks Out at Grocery Shop in Pune, No Casualties Reported

A fire broke out at a grocery shop in the Raviwar Peth area of Pune, Maharashtra, India on Monday morning. The Pune Fire Department responded to the incident and controlled the fire using three fire tender vehicles and one water tanker. No injuries or casualties were reported.

The fire occurred on the ground floor of a three-storey building where the grocery shop was located. A thick plume of smoke was seen billowing from the building. The Shanti Crockery Shop, situated in the same building, was completely gutted in the fire, with all goods damaged.

Fire department officials confirmed that they received a call about the incident at around 5:10 AM. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters started dousing the flames. "The fire brigade team controlled the fire with the help of three fire tender vehicles and one water tanker," stated a fire department spokesperson.

The extent of the damage caused by the fire is not yet known. Authorities have not released information on what may have caused the blaze. An investigation into the incident is expected to be launched to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Why this matters: Fires in commercial buildings pose significant risks to public safety and can result in substantial property damage. Prompt response by fire departments is crucial in preventing the spread of flames and minimizing casualties.

This incident follows a series of recent fires in Maharashtra, including a massive fire at a Phoenix mall in Pune city and another at the Bharatiya Janata Party office in Mumbai's Nariman Point. A fire also broke out at a factory manufacturing plastic products in Thane district. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in any of these incidents.

Fire department officials praised the swift action of firefighters in controlling the blaze at the grocery shop in Raviwar Peth. "The fire was brought under control, and the situation is now stable," confirmed a spokesperson. Authorities will continue to monitor the affected building and assess the damage as part of their ongoing investigation into the incident.

Key Takeaways

  • Fire broke out at a grocery shop in Pune, Maharashtra, India on Monday morning.
  • Pune Fire Department responded and controlled the fire using 3 fire tenders and 1 water tanker.
  • The Shanti Crockery Shop in the same building was completely gutted, with all goods damaged.
  • No injuries or casualties were reported, and the fire was brought under control.
  • Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire and assessing the damage to the building.