Fire destroys age-old Kwality restaurant in Pune Camp
The fire department officials suspect that a short circuit may have caused the fire based on preliminary observation.pune Updated:
The Kwality restaurant in Camp area caught fire in the early hours of Saturday. The workers of the restaurant were rushed out of the area, averting a possible tragedy.The fire department was called in the morning and the fire was doused early in the day.
The fire department officials suspect that a short circuit may have caused the fire based on preliminary observation.Ten to twelve workers of the restaurant were sleeping inside the premises when the fire engulfed the kitchen as well as the dining area.
“The place is 100 per cent burnt. No section of the restaurant survived the fire,” said Tandel Shashikant More of the cantonment fire station.The fire department received a call at 4:30 am from Rustom, the manager of Kayani Bakery, another age-old organisation in the vicinity of the restaurant.
The workers at Kayani Bakery woke up the sleeping employees of Kwality and they were rescued by the fire fighters, said Tandel More.The fire department took four and a half hours to douse the fire, said Tandel More of the cantonment fire station. The heat from the fire could be felt in the area immediately next to the restaurant until early evening hours.
A case regarding the incident was registered at the Lashkar police station. The incident was registered as a case of short circuit, according to the police.The interiors of the restaurant were burnt while the structure remained intact. However, the age-old restaurant, which has been in operation since 1956, will now remain closed till the renovation work is complete.