Jamshedpur: A major fire has broken out in a tyre godown in Mango area near NH 33 on Saturday night. The incident was so grave that even after 12 hours of struggle the fire is yet to be dowsed completely. According to information, there were 6500 tyres worth crores of Rupees that were reduced into ashes. The efforts are still on to control the massive fire that broke out at JK Tyres’ godown on NH 33 near Mango Dimna Chowk.
As the news spread, Fire Brigades from Tata Steel and Tata Motors rushed to the spot. Efforts are on to douse the fire. Officials said that the fire broke out in a tyre godown adjacent to the Hill View area of Mango late last night.
According to sources, the fire was spreading and it has started taking the surrounding shops in its grip. After this, people were now asked to vacate shops and houses.
After getting information about the magnitude of this case, Health Minister Banna Gupta informed the DC Vijaya Jadhav by sending a Tweet at 11.59 am. The Health Minister directed the DC to reach the spot and take all necessary steps. Jadhav reached the spot and instructed the officials. Before the arrival of the Deputy Commissioner, ADM Nand Kishore Lal, SDM Sandeep Kumar Meena, ADC Saurabh Kumar Sinha, DTO Dinesh Ranjan, Executive Officer of MNAC Deepak Sahay, Mango, Ulidih, Azadnagar and MGM police station, Traffic DSP, Inspector and others were present. All the officers swung into action as soon as DC arrived at the spot.
Sensing the grave situation, the police vacated Abhilasha Apartment, adjacent to the fire site as it got completely heated by the fire. Anticipating any serious incident, the officials immediately vacated the Abhilasha Apartment. Along with this, everyone was ordered to immediately remove or close the gas cylinders kept in the kitchen of the house.
Following the instructions of the DC, the fire brigade personnel climbed from outside to the balcony of the flat with the help of a ladder and from there started spraying water to douse the fire.
Meanwhile, the fire incident also led to traffic chaos as the vehicles coming from Pardih were made one way from Sahara City. Traffic police were deployed to handle the traffic system. However, a large crowd of people had gathered on the divider located between the two roads.
According to reports, the flames were seen rising high in the sky. A plume of smoke also covered the surrounding areas. Due to this smoke, people were having trouble breathing due to the smoke.
10 lakh liters water used to doused fire
Jamshedpur: According to an estimate, more than 100 rounds have been made by 16 fire engines and more than 10 lakh liters of water has been used. The fire was so severe that the administration had to take help from nearby districts as well. The fire has also caused cracks in the walls of nearby houses. The total damage from this incident will be assessed after the fire is extinguished. However, till now a total loss of 12 to 15 crores is expected. A total of 50 fire brigade personnel from UCIL along with Tata Steel and Tata Motors including Jamshedpur, Baharagora and Ranchi are engaged in dousing the fire. In view of this, firefighters are now using oxygen masks to make it easier for them to go near the fire.