Telephone exchange office catches fire

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Ambala (Haryana), May 16 (ANI): A telephone exchange office in Ambala caught fire on Friday night.

The fire broke out at the BSNL telephone exchange due to a short circuit and spread towards a nearby school, K R Jain School damaging a few classrooms.

The damage is estimated to be worth lakhs.

The fire brigades of army cantonment reached the site to contain the flames.

"As the place was filled with waste materials, raw materials and rubber, the blazes of fire became very fierce and it spread towards the P K R Jain School behind the exchange. After almost one hour and a half, we have managed to contain the fire under control. Although the windows of the school are damaged, but the fire has been controlled before entering the school premises," said Aditya Kumar Sharma, Fire officer, Haryana Government.

The cause of fire is being investigated. (ANI)

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