A major fire broke out at the Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday.
The fire broke out due to short circuit, news agency ANI reported.
25 fire tenders and 10 ambulances have reached the spot.
“A major fire broke out at the research centre inside the sprawling SAC campus in the Satellite area of the city this afternoon. As many as 25 fire tenders have been pressed into service by the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES),” PTI quoted an AFES official as saying.
“It will take another two hours to control the fire completely as thermocol sheets are still burning and emitting smoke. However, the fire has been brought under control and no one was injured,” he added.
The SAC is a major research centre of the ISRO in the city, where payloads for satellite launched by the country are prepared. The centre was established by Vikram Sarabhai - the father of the Indian space programme.
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