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Factory gutted in Jalandhar

March 30, 2014 09:54 PM

JALANDHAR: A factory engaged in the manufacturing of thermasheets gutted in a heavy fire this afternoon. The factory situated in Sangal Sohal village on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road caught fire in the afternoon at about 12.30 PM and with in time the fire spread to machine unit and store of the factory containing chemical and other inflammable material. . Four fire tenders were pressed in service to douse the flames.

Pradeep Aggarwal, factory owner said that the exact cause of the fire broke out in the factory could not be ascertained as yet. He did not rule out the possibility of short circuiting. Jyant Kumar, tehsildar Jalandhar II and Bittan Kumar, Station House Officer, PS Lambra also rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The fire tenders took more than three hours to control the fire.

 
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