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Now, fire at Haryana govt office in Sec 17

Barely a month after a major fire destroyed a four-storey building in Sector 17-B, killing two people, another building in the same area was engulfed in flames on Monday evening. It took fire tenders over an hour to douse the blaze and the situation was under control till the time this report was filed.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 22, 2014 17:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Barely a month after a major fire destroyed a four-storey building in Sector 17-B, killing two people, another building in the same area was engulfed in flames on Monday evening.


It took fire tenders over an hour to douse the blaze and the situation was under control till the time this report was filed.

The fire broke out at about 10 pm on the first floor of the 30 Bays building, located near the Bank Square in Sector 17, housing several offices, most of them of the Haryana government. Officials of the Haryana ITI directorate’s office, which is also situated on the floor, said the flames had destroyed most of the office record on the first floor along with other items.

While the cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained, Sham Singh Chaudhary, station fire officer, Sector 32, who was at the scene soon after the fire department got a call from the PCR at about 10.05 pm, said five fire tenders arrived there within ten minutes. However, the fire tender with a hydraulic platform -cum-turntable ladder could not make it there after the latter got stuck in a tree.

“The flames were very intense on the building’s first floor but, before it could spread further, we managed to douse the fire and bring it under control,” Chaudhary said, adding the precise cause of fire would be ascertained only on Tuesday.