Fire Breaks at Odisha CM's Assembly Chamber, Controlled

A fire broke out in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s office chamber at the State Assembly.

Published: 27th April 2016 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2016 04:32 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: A fire broke out in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s office chamber at the State Assembly here on Wednesday.

The flames were controlled immediately after being noticed as a fire service team was on duty on the premises of the Assembly which was in session.

Naveen, however, was away at Delhi when the incident occurred. No one was affected by the fire.

The incident was reported at about 12.30 pm. Within minutes, the fire was brought under control which had by then damaged an LCD screen and an electrical digital clock. Parts of the ceiling were also affected.

“We suspect it to be a case of electrical short circuit but investigation is on. Our team was present at the Assembly premises and attended to it immediately,” a fire services officer said.

DGP KB Singh and Police Commissioner YB Khurania rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

Singh told mediapersons that the General Electrical Division of the State Government will probe into the reason behind the fire.

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