A rubber factory at the Dombivli township in Thane was gutted in a fire late on Monday night. According to Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation’s (KDMC) chief fire officer Dileep Gund, the fire broke out around 1 am and spread rapidly in the factory located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area. No casualty was reported in the mishap.
Rubber items kept in the factory aggravated the fire and as many as six fire engines were rushed to the site to contain the blaze. Thick smoke and the smell of burning rubber engulfed the entire area. However, the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. KDMC Mayor Vinita Rane visited the spot and directed the civic staff to make all efforts to douse the fire as soon as possible.