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Fire guts pharma, FMCG products worth Rs 1.5 cr in Ucassaim godown

Fire guts pharma, FMCG products worth Rs 1.5 cr in Ucassaim godown

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08 Oct 2019 No comment 5 hits

Mapusa: A godown of a wholesale distributor at Ucassaim dealing in ayurvedic medicine, pharma and FMCG products was gutted in fire in the wee hours of Tuesday causing a loss of around Rs 1.5 crore. Short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire.

The incident came to light around 3.30 am after neighbours noticed fire on the first floor of the godown and informed the owners who rushed to the spot. Mapusa fire station personnel, who were informed, also rushed to the spot.

Due to lack of proper access, fire fighters had to tough time to enter the premises that had engulfed with dense smoke. The fire fighters effected entry into the premises wear breathing apparatus and also used positive-pressure ventilation to push dense smoke out of the premises.

Altogether three fire tenders were used to control fire – two from Mapusa and one from headquarters. Mapusa fire station team along with station fire officer Bosco Ferro, sub-officer of Mapusa fire station Ashok Parab and sub-officer of Panaji headquarters Sunil Dessai along with 2 leading firefighters and 12 firefighters were involved in the firefighting operations for almost 3 hours and saved property worth around Rs 45 lakh on the ground floor.  

The godown spread in around 220 square metre area in the two-storey building belongs to Shetgaonkar brothers. The fire was reported on first floor where wholesale distributor ‘Vishnu Enterprises’ owned by Vishnu Shetgaonkar stored stocks. Shetgaonkar is said to have suffered damage to property worth around Rs 30 lakh.

The godown owner Vishnu Shetgaonkar informed that the stocks comprising of medicine, consumer durables and pharmaceutical products worth over Rs 1.20 crore was stored in the godown and suspected short circuit as the cause of

fire.

Source: Fire guts pharma, FMCG products worth Rs 1.5 cr in Ucassaim godown

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