Chandigarh furniture factory gutted in blaze, no casualty
Fire broke out in furniture unit in Industrial Area, Phase-2, before the factory opened in the morning; efforts on to control situation as adjoining chemical units being cleared of inflammable material
A major fire broke out at a furniture factory in Industrial Area, Phase-2, Chandigarh, on Monday. There was no casualty as the fire broke out before the factory opened in the morning, but all furniture stored there was gutted.
The cause behind the fire, which was reported at 8.30am, is yet to be ascertained. Officials said 15 fire tenders were at the site to control the blaze at Shyam Ji Trading Company, which was engulfed in thick smoke.
“There are two chemical factories near the furniture unit. Members of the Chandigarh Industrial Association are taking precautionary measures so that there is no damage to adjoining units,” said MPS Chawla, the association president. Employees of nearby factories were seen clearing the passage and removing inflammable material.
Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta and superintendent of police (SP), City, Mridul, and station house officer of Sector 31, Ram Rattan, were at the spot.