06:05 GMT26 July 2021
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    In recent months, a string of incidents involving fires have been reported in India. Last week, one major blaze engulfed a factory that used polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to make shoe soles in New Delhi.

    A huge fire broke out at a chemical factory in Tulip Estate in India’s Ahmedabad city in Gujarat state on Wednesday. Visuals from the Tulip Estate showed thick black smoke billowing from a structure near a residential area.

    There were no immediate reports about casualties. According to fire department officials in the area, the blaze reportedly started at around 12:30 p.m. (local time).

    "Initially 17 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and an operation to extinguish the raging blaze was underway", an official told Sputnik.

    The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed.


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