A huge fire broke out in a chemical factory in Dombivli near Mumbai, rescue operations are on

A fire broke out in a factory at Dombeoli in Maharashtra's Thane district on Thursday following a boiler explosion. The incident took place at a chemical factory located in Phase 2 of the Dombivli MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) complex.

According to initial reports, four boilers of the Amber Chemical Company exploded, causing a massive fire. The fire caused chemical drums to explode, shattering the windows of nearby houses.

MUMBAI: A massive fire broke out in a boiler at a company in MIDC Phase 2, Dombivli. Fire brigade and rescue team reached the spot. pic.twitter.com/ko88CJxKta

The fire spread to nearby houses, which also damaged them. Smoke rising from the accident site can be seen from several kilometers away.

Half a dozen fire tenders and water tankers have reached the spot and firefighting operations are on.

So far no casualty has been reported in this incident. However, due to the explosion and fire, five to six employees of the company were injured, some of whom are in critical condition.

Condoling the incident, Maharashtra Minister for Public Works (excluding Public Institutions) Ravinder Chavan appealed to the people of the surrounding areas not to panic.

He said that the administration has been asked to deal with fire fighting operations. The minister also said that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and strict action will be taken against those found guilty.

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