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Timber gutted in saw mill inferno

Posted on Nov 13, 03:42PM | UNI

Timber worth several lakhs of rupees was gutted in a fire at a saw mill at Kottakuppam in Villippuram district of Tamil Nadu near here today.

Four fire tenders from Puducherry fought the fire for over two hours and still the fire is yet to be fully put out.

Traffic on the east coast coast road was affected because of the fire.

Though the exact cause of the frire is yet to be assertained,it is suspected that sparks from crackers might have aused the fire.The exact loss is yet to be estimated.

Kottakuppam police are investigating.

Meanwhile,four thatched huts ,three at Kirumambakkam and one at Saram were gutted in cracker related fire in the union territory.