A FIRE broke out at the Railway Coach Repair Workshop at Nishatpura on Thursday evening. The fire started in the scrap on the workshop premises and soon grew in magnitude.
The fire tenders were called subsequently. The bulldozer and dumper were used to move tonnes of scrap away from the site to avoid the entire scrap from catching fire. Still, it took nearly five hours to control the blaze.
The heap of rexene, ply, foam and discarded seats was charred. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained. There were similar incidents in the workshop in the past and the causes could not be known.
The estimate of loss is yet to be calculated. Chief Workshop Manager SK Prasad said he got information about the fire at around 5:30 pm. He said that the financial loss was not much.
A major fire had broken out in the workshop on June 28 this year. Then also, it had taken twelve hours for fire fighters to control the fire in the Industrial Waste Yard on the workshop premises. The authorities had then claimed that the useless wood and sawdust was burnt in the fire.