Guntur, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

In a major fire in a timber depot, timber logs worth about Rs.25 lakhs were gutted at Manipuram railway gate, in a major fire near here today.

Fire Officer Jilani MQ said the fire accident took place in the wee hours in the depot, which did not have a watchman. He said that it is suspected that flares due to electrical short circuit might have fallen in a timber dust that led to fire mishap.

As no one noticed immediately, flames spread all over the depot, causing timber logs, worth about Rs.25 lakh rendered ashes. He said that the owner of the timber depot claimed that there was Rs.One crore worth timber logs were stoked in the depot.

Three fire tenders took over four hours to put out the fire. The exact reason for the fire mishap is yet to be ascertained and the loss to be assessed.

(Posted on 10-04-2014)