Pune : Driver Escapes Unharmed as Vehicle Ignites on Rajmata Jijau Flyover

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Bhosari, 16th October 2023 : On Sunday, the 15th of October, around 3 pm, a pick-up van experienced a sudden and dramatic fire incident on the Rajmata Jijau Flyover in Bhosari. Fortunately, due to swift action by the fire brigade, a potentially disastrous situation was averted.

The vehicle in question, a pick-up Bolero bearing license plate MH 04 JK 9814, fell victim to a fire outbreak, believed to have been caused by engine overheating. The incident occurred near Phuge Prima on the Rajmata Jijau Flyover.

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As soon as the authorities became aware of the situation, the fire brigade units from Bhosari, Sant Tukaram Nagar, and Moshi rushed to the scene. Deputy Fire Officer Dilip Gaikwad, alongside Leading Firemen Vitthal Ghuse, Vitthal Sapkal, Nikhil Gogawle, Shravan Chimte, Mangesh Devgadkar, and others, responded promptly. Their immediate and effective efforts managed to bring the fire under control, preventing further escalation and potential harm.

Sub-Inspector Kalyan Ghadge of the Bhosari Police Station, along with assistant constable Sanjay Chavan and police personnel Sachin Patil and Vikram Kavthe, also hurried to the location to assess the incident. Additionally, measures were taken to minimize traffic congestion on the flyover, ensuring the safety of both commuters and emergency responders.

The driver of the pick-up van, identified as Pintu Surendra, recounted the incident, explaining that it occurred while he was en route from Chimbli to Pune.