Fire at ink factory

Material worth Rs. 30 lakh destroyed

A major fire broke out at a printing ink manufacturing factory in Athipet near Ambattur Industrial Estate on Sunday morning, destroying raw material worth over Rs. 30 lakh.

A senior official of the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services said the control room received a call on Sunday morning that a fire was raging at an ink factory in Athipet. As many as 10 fire engines from nearby localities, including Anna Nagar, J.J. Nagar, Ambattur Industrial Estate and Villivakkam were pressed into service.

As the factory contained a large stock of chemicals, the raw material for manufacturing ink, the fire and rescue services personnel found it difficult to immediately douse the fire. The fire was brought under control after more than three hours of struggle.

The official of the Fire and Rescue Services said an estimated Rs. 30 lakh worth of raw material and property were damaged in the fire. The Ambattur Industrial Estate Police have filed a case and are investigating.

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