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Ahmedabad: A fire at a facility run by a vendor to Tata Motors Ltd’s Sanand plant in Gujarat on Thursday damaged raw materials, machinery, finished goods and a building shed.

The fire, which broke out around 1.30pm, was brought under control after two hours by 10 fire tenders, said Rajesh Bhatt, additional chief fire officer, Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services, adding that there were no causalities. The extent of the damage was not immediately known.

While the Forensic Science Laboratory will be investigating the cause of the fire at the plant run by Supreme Treaves, Bhatt said over the phone that it may have been caused by an electric short circuit.

Supreme Treaves supplies rubber matting to Tata Motors.

“A fire broke out at one of our vendor M/S Supreme Treaves, our supplier partner of trim parts for the Nano in the vendor park. The fire is under control now and no injuries were reported. We are ascertaining the extent of damage. This has no impact on the Tiago production," Tata Motors said in a statement.

The Sanand manufacturing facility began commercial production of the Nano small car, billed as the world’s cheapest car, in 2010. The company had then signed a state-support agreement with the Gujarat government to exclusively manufacture the Nano at the Sanand plant. It recently began manufacturing the Tiago hatchback at the same facility.

The Tata Motors factory, which has an annual production capacity of 250,000 units and is spread over an area of 725 acres, is adjacent to a 375 acre vendor park that houses all major component suppliers for the Tiago and the Nano.

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