A massive fire broke out at the berger becker coating Pvt limited factory at Pilerne industrial estate with fire brigades from all over the state pressed into service to battle the blaze. .No danger to human life has been reported

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A massive fire broke out at the berger becker coating Pvt limited factory at Pilerne industrial estate with fire brigades from all over the state pressed into service to battle the blaze. .No danger to human life has been reported

The blaze began at the Pilerne Industrial Estate around 2:40pm.The factory is located in the industrial estate on top of a hill
Five fire tenders were initially sent to put out the blaze but after that some more fire tenders were tasked for firefighting

fire engines and fire fighters from Kundaim, Curchorem, Mapusa, Porvorim to joined the firefighting effort. the fire completely gutted the manufacturing factory destroying property worth more than Rs two crore.
according to the fire service officials the fire might have been caused due to an electrical short circuit. The impact was such that a huge cloud of smoke was formed due to the fire incident sending toxic fumes into the air.

Fire has been controlled to a certain point. No danger to human life now. People in the 200 mtr radius around the paint factory have been told to evacuate. All the hospitals have been alerted and are ready for any emergency.

“We have sought the reports from the factory to know what solutions and liquid was store and whether it is harmful said collector north Collector North Goa mamu hage

Also, water tankers both private and Navy were also put to task to curtail the spread of fire to adjacent buildings.

IDC Chairman Alexio Reginaldo Lourenco said that fire tenders were called in from across the state.

“The fire is now under control and by 10.30 pm situation will be under control,” said Reginaldo

He further said that Foam has been requisitioned by fire fighters to control the fire and if equired, help will be sought from Indian Army.

Sources said that blasts were being reported from inside the factory which had huge quantities of chemicals stored inside.

The fire was so huge that the smoke from the flames was visible from several kilometers away, including Panaji.

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