Lakhs worth of plastic products have been damaged in a major fire that has been raging through a godown at the SIDCO industrial estate in Coimbatore district. 15 fire engines are currently at the venue, attempting to control the blaze.
The fire broke out at the industrial estate at close to 10 am on Sunday morning. It was reportedly caused by a short circuit in the godown. The building contained adhesive plastics that have all been damaged, according to reports. However, no human casualties have been reported, as Sunday is a holiday for the workers and management staff there.
Pictures and visuals from the location show thick black smoke billowing into the air from the estate. The fire is dangerously close to trees and even electrical poles.
At the time of writing, efforts to douse it had been underway for over an hour. The owner of the godown was yet to arrive at the spot.
The SIDCO Industrial Estate at Kurichi houses about 600 manufacturing units, and has about 10,000 people working there on an average day.
(This is a developing story and more details are awaited)