Chemical shop burnt in Madhya Pradesh

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Indore, Apr 9 (ANI): A massive fire gutted down goods worth millions of rupees in Indore chemical shop on Thursday.

The fire broke out early in the morning at Siyaganj Market, a wholesale market for grains, oil and dry fruits.

Eyewitnesses say that the fire, which started from a garbage bin kept outside the chemical shop, soon started spreading to the neighbouring shops and the residential area, which is close to the market.

"The fire started in a garbage bin and due to this fire we had to vacate the residential area. Many shops were gutted and the loss has gone into millions of rupees," said Sunil, a resident.

Officers said that around 20-25 water tankers were used to control the fire.

"Around 20-25 tankers have been used and still more water is required but fire is under control," said S.P. Shukla, Assistant Sub Inspector, Fire brigade, Indore.

The local government has ordered an investigation into the incident. (ANI)

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