A texturising unit belonging to Alok Industries Limited caught fire but was then confined and put out with no casualties.

The fire took place at the Alok unit in Silvassa at around 4.30pm yesterday (16 August).

The cause of the blaze was unknown, but it was confined only to the texturising unit and all other operations of the company remain unaffected, the company said.

Alok added that its management had acted promptly to bring the situation under control, and that the extent of damage to the plant is being assessed.

"The company's plants are adequately insured against fire, including its coverage under the loss of profit policy. Texturising being a stand-alone unit, the company does not expect any impact on other operations of the company, " said Dilip Jiwrajka, managing director of Alok Industries.