Camp, 27 March 2021: The Fire Brigade chief of the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) died in a road accident. He was returning home after dousing the fire at Fashion Street in Camp. The tragic incident happened in the Yerwada area in the wee hours of Saturday.
PCB CEO Amit Kumar said that Fire Superintendent Prakash Hasbe died today morning in a road accident. He was returning to his home after dousing the fire at Fashion Street.
A massive fire had erupted at Fashion Street around 11 PM on Friday, after which the cantonment and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) fire brigade teams were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused by 1.30 AM Saturday.
According to officials, Fashion Street was established at its present location in 2000 when MG Road street vendors were rehabilitated. Initially, only 448 stalls were there. However, traders say the total number of stalls has gone up to 1800-2000, which sold garments, goggles, shoes, and other accessories in a congested place.