Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India building in Pune


Pune: A massive fire has broken out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India here on Thursday.

The reason for the fire is not yet clear. Fire and rescue service teams have reached the spot and are trying to douse the blaze. There were no immediate reports of casualties. 

Thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing out of one of the buildings in the SII complex at Gopalpatti, though company officials remained tightlipped on the development.

At least 10 fire-tenders from Pune Fire Brigade rushed to the site and were battling the blaze, the cause of which is not clear.

When contacted, a SII official refused to comment whether the conflagration had affected the production of the Covid-19 vaccine at the plant. Asianet Online