1) A massive fire broke out on 14th April due to a short circuit in a wheelchair manufacturing company in Sector 4 of IMT Manesar (Gurugram). More than 100 employees were working at the company at the time of the incident., but fortunately, no loss of life was reported.  Fire officer Narender Yadav spoke to newsperson saying that they received a call at 5.15 pm regarding the fire at Forza Medi India Private Limited in Sector 4 of IMT Manesar.


The fire department team reached the spot and pressed 12 fire tenders into service which managed to douse off the flame after two-and-a-half hours of effort, the official said. The fire spread rapidly from the ground floor to the first due to machinery and goods in the plant. The company has suffered a big loss in the incident, added Yadav.


2) Around 20 people were rescued after a major fire erupted in a 12-storey building in Bhiwandi city in Thane district of Maharashtra on Saturday, 15th April in the afternoon. The building with 48 flats filled with smoke after the blaze erupted at around 2.15 pm and residents rushed out, the official added. The exact cause of the fire was not known at that time but a short circuit could be the trigger, an official said, adding that further investigation was underway.

Soon after getting call about the incident, the local firemen and the RDMC team rushed to the scene and brought the flame under control within an hour. "At least 20 residents stranded on upper floors due to smoke were rescued by Fire Brigade personnel," an official said while speaking to the media at that time. The blaze destroyed the electricity cable of the building before it was brought under control after two hours at around 4:15 pm.

 On the same day, another fire incident was reported at Kalpataru Industrial Estate in Maharashtra’s Thane city and no casualties were reported in the incident. The blaze broke out at around 3 AM in the industrial unit where casting materials were stored, said Avinash Sawant, chief of the regional disaster management cell (RDMC).


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