Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

A fire broke out due to short circuit in three shops located at Chelipura locality in old city area here, today.

The blaze broke out at around 0515 hrs this morning in old city locality's three shops -- Mumtaz Dulhan Mehandi, New Mumtaz Jewellery and Salman Welding Shop. All three shops belonged to one person.

Constables in nearby police chowky informed the Fire Brigade, sources in the Fire Brigade said.

On receiving information, three fire engines rushed to the spot and fire fighters first rescued the shop owner and his family members, who lived on the third floor of the building.

Later, the fire brigade personnel extinguished the flames. During the fire-fighting operation, material approximately worth Rs 24 lakh were gutted in these shops, they said.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)