Fire guts godown in Rajpura; goods worth Rs 50 lakh gutted
A major fire broke out at a plastic products' godown situated on Bhogla road near Patiala. Plastic materials worth about Rs 50-lakh were gutted in the fire.punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2012 11:10 IST
A major fire broke out at a plastic products' godown situated on Bhogla road near Patiala on Friday morning. Plastic materials worth about Rs 50 lakh were gutted in the fire.
Vikramjit Singh, SHO Rajpura city police station, said there were no injuries or casualties. He said the exact cause of the fire was not known yet.
The fire tenders from Dera Bassi, Gobindgarh, Patiala and Rajpura were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. It took around eight hours to control the fire.
"The fire was so massive that the whole building was gutted completely. We had to call extra force and fire tenders to douse the fire to avoid major losses," he said.
As per the eyewitnesses, the fire broke around 7 in the morning when the thick smoke clouds were seen coming out of the building.
The houses located near the godown were immediately got vacated by the police and the residents shifted as a precautionary measure.