Fire breaks out in NCL in Pune; No casualties reported
A fire broke out at a laboratory of the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune on today afternoon. It was brought under control by NCL staffers using extinguishing equipment available on campus along with firefighters from Pune fire brigade who arrived minutes later and joined the effort.
The NCL authorities have termed the fire as ‘minor’ and said that they were assessing the cause. No casualties were reported in the incident.
As per the information given by Pune fire brigade officials, the fire is believed to have started sometime around 1.45 pm in the Laboratory No. 180 of the main building of the NCL, which is located on Pashan Road in Pune. When the fire started, the staffers were out of the lab for lunch.
The laboratory had storage of highly flammable organic solvents, fire officials said.