A major fire broke out inside the Space Application Centre (SCA) campus of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
According to latest reports, seven vehicles of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) have rushed to the spot to douse the flames. 1 CISF personnel is reportedly injured
Nobody was reported injured in the blaze.
“A major fire broke out at the research centre inside the sprawling SAC campus in the Satellite area of the city this afternoon. As many as 25 fire tenders have been pressed into service by the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES),” an AFES official said.
After being alerted about the incident, Additional Chief Fire Officer Rajesh Bhatt and other senior AFES officials rushed to the spot.
According to Bhatt, it would take a couple of hours to douse the flames completely.
“It will take another two hours to control the fire completely as thermocol sheets are still burning and emitting smoke. However, the fire has been brought under control and no one was injured,” he said.
Ahmedabad District Collector Vikrant Pandey, who was also on the spot, said the blaze had engulfed the research centre building, that stood isolated.
(With agency inputs)