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Public demands safety measures in business houses

Major fire in Athgaon, property worth lakhs gutted

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Dec 7: Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted of two business establishments when a major fire gutted several of their godowns at Haldhigoli that bifurcates from the SJ Road in the Athgaon business area here today. 

The fire broke out at around 10 am in one of the spices godowns belonging to M/s Lakshmi Trading Co which soon spread to the nearby areas gutting other godowns of the company which also had various types of spices stored therein. Within a short time, the raging inferno spread to the godown of M/s Royal Marketing that had PVC pipes and sanitary-wares.  

Altogether 11 fire tenders fought for about three hours to douse the fire. Owing to the narrowness of the lane, the fire tenders had to rearrange their strategy in lining up the fire tenders while dealing with the inferno. 

Meanwhile raising concern about the safety measures of such godowns that dot the area, concerned public has urged the authorities concerned to ensure that owners of all types of business establishments to take adequate measures to deal with such cases. 

Police investigation is on to find out the cause of the inferno.