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Major fire at hosiery unit, no casualty reported

A major fire at a hosiery unit at Sherpur Khurd on Monday destroyed property worth crores of rupees, officials said. The fire in the factory of Shreyans Fabrics, located at the rear side of Oswal cancer hospital, was reported at 4am.

punjab Updated: Mar 09, 2015 19:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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A major fire at a hosiery unit at Sherpur Khurd on Monday destroyed property worth crores of rupees, officials said.

The fire in the factory of Shreyans Fabrics, located at the rear side of Oswal cancer hospital, was reported at 4am.

Local residents who saw plumes of smoke rising from the second floor of the building informed its owner who in turn rang up the police.

Eight fire tenders were pushed into service to douse the fire, which continued till last reports came in.

No loss of life was reported, but the factory was gutted.

Assistant divisional fire officer, Ludhiana, Bhupinder Singh, told HT that the cause of the fire would be known after the flames are doused.