Major fire at M & M plant, no casualties reported

A major fire broke out at the auto major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd's (M & M) plant in Satpur MIDC near here early on Tuesday, which has been brought under control, fire brigade officials said.

"A major fire broke out at the logistics department of the company early this morning. After receiving a call at 5.45 am, informing us about the incident, fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was soon brought under control," Chief Fire Officer of the Nashik Municipal Corporation Anil Mahajan said.

Nobody was injured in the incident, he said adding that around 25 fire tenders, both belonging to the local civic body as well as the company's own firefighting unit, were roped in to douse the flames.

"We do not know the reason behind the fire as yet. We are also yet to estimate the exact amount of losses," Nachiket Kulkarni, Head M & M's automobile plant, told reporters.

Senior General Manager (Personnel) Udaykumar Vaidya said that spare parts of the company's popular SUV- Scorpio and of other vehicles were kept at the logistics department, besides some cardboard and plastic material.

"The company is finding out the reason behind the incident," Vaidya said.

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