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Fire razes half-a-dozen shops at Bhuniyandih

Jamshedpur, Jan. 18: About half-a-dozen shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Bhuniyandih under the Sitaramdera police station area here around Sunday mid-night. The shops that were gutted in fire were located close to Subernarekha Burning Ghat.

The shops were dealing in automobile tyres and other repairing job of four wheelers. Materials worth around Rs 5 lakh were lost in the inferno. According to the Sitaramdera police, the exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained yet. However, it is being suspected that a bonfire triggered the fire.

An investigation is still on. As the news spread, three fire brigades – one from Tata Steel and two belonging to the state government- reached the spot within 15 minutes. It took about two hours to bring the fire under control.
Officer-in-charge of Sitaramdera police station Ramji Mahto, who rushed to the spot after getting the information, said that timely arrival of the fire brigades prevented the fire from spreading.

“We are investigating as to what led to the mishap. Along with the tyre repairing shops, two old vehicles and a generator was also gutted in the fire. The fire was prevented from spreading otherwise it would have spread to vehicles parked nearby,” he said.

Notably, this was the second fire mishap during the past one week in the city. On January 13, a similar fire broke out at near the Dimna Chowk in Mango in which about a dozen make-shift shops were completely gutted. The fire, which was triggered by a bonfire late in the night, took three hours to douse.

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