Dramatic escape for over 220 people

bhiwandiIt was a dramatic and providential escape for over 220 people belonging to 66 families- who were trapped after their five-storeyed residential building in Thane’s Bhiwandi caught fire today morning.
The blaze began after a powerloom unit on the ground floor of the building at Nagoan caught fire and spread to the first floor, where yarn and other raw materials were stored, Bhiwandi tehsildar Vaishali Lambhate said.
Six fire tenders from Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi were pressed into service and rescue operations began at around 7.30 AM. The trapped families were directed to move to the building terrace from where they were rescued through ladders and ropes. There were no casualties.

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