Goods worth Rs 50 lakh gutted in fire at garment showroom

Bhubaneswar: Property worth lakhs of rupees was reduced to ashes after a massive fire broke out in a city-based garment showroom at Maharshi square here in the wee hours of Monday.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. As many as five fire brigade units were engaged to bring the blaze under control.

Sources said the fire was reported after security personnel of ‘All That Jazz’ clothing showroom found smoke emanating from the shop building. They immediately informed the fire tenders and police.

The incident occurred at around 2 am. The entire building was engulfed by fire by the time fire extinguishers reached the spot. However, they doused the flame by the morning after four hours of operation.

No casualty has been reported due to the mishap. Though the damage caused cannot be ascertained till the flames are completely put out, it is apprehended that property worth Rs 50 lakh was gutted, showroom employees said.