Pune factory fire claims atleast 17 lives, including 15 women; PM Modi condoles loss of lives, announces ex-gratia

Devendra Potphode, Chief Fire Officer, PMRDA, said, “The company deals with water purifying chemical, Chlorine dioxide, which is not fire-prone. It is packed in plastic, and while the packing work was in process, the heat-up sparked. The plastic then immediately caught fire”.