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Warehouse in Gurugram gutted, none injured

According to officials, the incident took place at MR International around 1pm and five fire tenders were sent to the spot.

gurgaon Updated: May 16, 2019 03:31 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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“The fire was confined to the basement of the building and there was no exterior or interior damage to the building elsewhere,” IS Kashyap, assistant divisional fire safety officer, said.(HT Photo)

The basement of a warehouse owned by a wholesale trader caught fire in Sector 12A near Sheetla Mata Mandir on Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the incident.

According to officials, the incident took place at MR International around 1pm and five fire tenders were sent to the spot.

Fire department officials said that the trader had stored shoe shining machines, housekeeping utilities, kitchen retail products, floor cleaners, and other household products in the basement.

“The fire was confined to the basement of the building and there was no exterior or interior damage to the building elsewhere,” IS Kashyap, assistant divisional fire safety officer, said.

Kashyap said the fire is suspected to have started due to a short circuit in the electrical unit. He said that no staff member was present inside the basement when the fire broke out, and was only noticed due to the presence of heavy smoke.

As per fire department officials, all items in the basement were gutted, and it took them almost two hours to completely douse the flames.

First Published: May 16, 2019 03:31 IST