GUWAHATI, April 8 - A massive fire broke out at a vehicle service centre located at RG Baruah Road, leaving five vehicles charred and a few other cars partially damaged early this morning.
Residents living in the locality said the damage could have been more in view of the proximity of the NRL fuel depot, had there not been a timely intervention by the fire-tenders.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit in the office room of the service centre.
�Immediately after receiving information about the fire around 7 am, fire-tenders were rushed to the spot from various stations. It took more than a couple of hours for the fire-tenders to douse the blaze,� said an official of the State Fire and Emergency Services.
People residing in the Sreenagar area, which is adjacent to the place of occurrence, said they heard a deafening sound, following which the blaze was seen.
The loss has been estimated at several lakhs of rupees. No one, however, was injured in the incident.