Fire breaks out at plastic warehouse in Thiruvananthapuram’s Kochuveli

Fire and Rescue Services rushes 12 fire engines to the spot after a night watchman alerted authorities of industrial blaze around 4 a.m.

Updated - June 25, 2024 07:18 pm IST

Published - June 25, 2024 09:40 am IST - Thiruvananthapuram

A fire broke out early on Tuesday at a plastic recycling plant warehouse at the Kochuveli industrial area on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.

The Fire and Rescue Services has not reported any casualty. However, the black and possibly toxic smoke billowing out of the warehouse has caused concern in the locality. 

Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot after a night watchman alerted authorities of the industrial fire around 4 a.m. Fire officers doused the blaze using water as a fire suppressant, but large piles of plastic continued to smoulder. 

Cause yet to be ascertained

The Fire and Rescue Services has yet to trace the origin or cause of the fire. They have roped in the Kerala State Electrical Inspectorate to aid the investigation. 

The police have also registered a case and will likely verify whether the warehouse had fire safety clearance.

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