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CJ’s chamber, library gutted in the blaze

The chambers of four Andhra Pradesh High Court judges, including Chief Justice A.R. Dave’s, and the main court library were destroyed in a fire on Monday.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2009 00:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The chambers of four Andhra Pradesh High Court judges, including Chief Justice A.R. Dave’s, and the main court library were destroyed in a fire on Monday.

There were, however, no casualties.

The fire was apparently caused by an electric short circuit. “It may be a short circuit but we can’t definitely say anything yet...” said a fire brigade official, who did not want to be named.

“Like all buildings of the Nizam period, the high court building had a lot of wooden infrastructure so the fire spread easily,” the official said.

Fire engines battled with the blaze for five hours before dousing it.