Major fire at a cotton godown in Jabalpur city

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Jabalpur, Aug.8 (ANI): A major fire at a cotton godown on Saturday evening gutted property worth millions of rupees in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city. No casualty was reported in the incident.

The incident occurred at about 5.00 p.m in Basti Hanumatal, a crowded residential colony here.

Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to curb the fire. But the fire fighters had a hard time managing through narrow lanes to reach the cotton godown due to it being in a crowded place.

"After battling for almost two hours, we were able to control the fire and will be able to completely douse it in another half-an-hour," Usman Khan, a fire official said.

Officials said the losses could run into millions of rupees.

"Losses can be estimated of around five million rupees...the accident took place in a residential area and moreover there were not enough equipment to douse the fire, and that was why the fire was raging. The fire had largely spread when the fire brigade reached," added Khan.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. By Rakesh Mishra (ANI)

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