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Jan 06, 2014 at 04:55pm IST

AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty

Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said.

There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said.

The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames spread rapidly. The workers immediately noticed the fire and informed the police.

Seven fire engines were pressed into service to control the blaze, according to Bhongir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) S Srinivas.

The fire has been brought under control, however, it will take atleast another 2-3 hours to fully extinguish it, he said.

"The exact cause of the fire was still not known and experts including from the Forensic Science Laboratory have rushed to the scene to ascertain the reasons behind the blaze," the DSP said.

The police along with fire personnel have evacuated the workers and local residents including school children from a building in the factory's vicinity.

Bibinagar police were further investigating.

(With additional information from PTI)