BHOPAL : Gunny bags and machines worth lakhs of rupees were gutted after a fire broke out at a godown at Karond Mandi on Sunday morning. The plastic sacks filled with grains were stored in the godown that led to the massive fire.
TI, Nishatpura police station, Rajeev Jangle said that during the preliminary investigation it was found that the fire was possibly caused by short circuit in the godown and it would be confirmed later as the MPSEB department has been told to provide the report which could help in finding the reason.
However, no casualty has been reported and no one was injured in the incident.
The nearby shops were not affected in the fire. The godown is owned by Sunjeev Jain, he added.
Machines used for processing the grains were damaged. The total damage caused by the fire could not be ascertained but in preliminary estimations a damage of more than Rs 60 lakh was suspected. The fire broke out in shop no 8 which was used as godown.
Fire station in-charge Sajid Khan said that fire broke out at around 9am and the fire tenders took around three hours to douse it completely. After receiving the information around 7-8 fire tenders and more than a dozen tankers were rushed to control the fire.
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