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1 crore property gutted in plastic factory fire

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 24 � Assets worth nearly Rs 1 crore is estimated to have been gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in a plastic-based industry located in Amingaon industrial area this morning around 6.15.

However, no casualties were reported due to the fire, suspected to have been caused due to short-circuit.

Sources in the State Fire Service Organization told The Assam Tribune that the fire engulfed Dochania industry around 6:15 am and engulfed the entire industry within few minutes.

�We receive a call around 6:35 and it took more than two hours for the fire tenders to douse the fire,� sources stated.

As many as seven fire tenders including two each from Pandu and Pan Bazar were put in action. Fire tenders also rushed in from Sualkuchi, North Guwahati and Dispur fire stations.

�It appears that some inflammable products were also stored inside the factory,� he stated, adding that raw materials, including sponge and finished products were destroyed in the fire, besides machinery.

A senior official informed that though the reason of the fire would be confirmed after a thorough investigation, it apparently seemed to have been caused due to a short-circuit.

Assessment of the exact loss is also being ascertained.

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1 crore property gutted in plastic factory fire

GUWAHATI, June 24 � Assets worth nearly Rs 1 crore is estimated to have been gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in a plastic-based industry located in Amingaon industrial area this morning around 6.15.

However, no casualties were reported due to the fire, suspected to have been caused due to short-circuit.

Sources in the State Fire Service Organization told The Assam Tribune that the fire engulfed Dochania industry around 6:15 am and engulfed the entire industry within few minutes.

�We receive a call around 6:35 and it took more than two hours for the fire tenders to douse the fire,� sources stated.

As many as seven fire tenders including two each from Pandu and Pan Bazar were put in action. Fire tenders also rushed in from Sualkuchi, North Guwahati and Dispur fire stations.

�It appears that some inflammable products were also stored inside the factory,� he stated, adding that raw materials, including sponge and finished products were destroyed in the fire, besides machinery.

A senior official informed that though the reason of the fire would be confirmed after a thorough investigation, it apparently seemed to have been caused due to a short-circuit.

Assessment of the exact loss is also being ascertained.