Major tragedy averted: Fierce fire in shops at Shyam Shikhar Tower in Bapunagar, shops including gold-silver and mobiles burnt
More than 15 shops were gutted in the blaze
The fire spread more quickly due to the large sign boards around the complex
The Shyam Shikhar Tower in Bapunagar area of the city caught fire at 6.55 am today. Aware of the incident, 13 vehicles of the fire department reached the spot and put out the fire within minutes. The tower houses a buzzer of mobiles and accessories while the residential buildings are upstairs.
The fire caused panic among the people around. No casualties were reported as shops were closed due to early morning. The fire spread more quickly due to the large sign boards around the complex. A police team also reached the spot.
More than 15 shops were gutted in the blaze. As a result, goods worth lakhs of rupees have been burnt. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. There was a tea kettle on the ground floor of the complex in which a gas cylinder caught fire. In which the fire spread more rapidly from the wiring and the larger the sign board.