Major Fire Engulfs Family Plastics Unit in Kerala


A major fire broke out at Family plastic factory in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram resulting in injury to 2 persons. However no fatalities were reported. Loss to property is estimated at around INR 400 million

The fire broke out at the houseware manufacturing factory in Kerala's Manvila near Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday, 31st Oct evening at around 7 PM. 

The police said that there was no casualty. Citing preliminary reports, the police said that two people were admitted in the hospital for minor injuries.

At least 30 fire tenders were deployed to put out the blaze, which was brought under control by 9 AM the following morning, 1st Nov. Workers at Family Plastics and Thermoware Ltd. managed to rush out as soon as the fire broke out.

People in the one-kilometre radius of the warehouse have been evacuated by the authorities.

According to an NDTV report, a minor fire was reported from the same factory three days ago, which was contained by the factory workers with the in-house extinguishers.

The district administration has issued a holiday for educational Institutions in Manvila and Kulathoor wards on Thursday, according to reports.


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