40 Fire Tenders Fight Massive Fire At Garment Factory in Ludhiana

Acrylic-fed flames engulf three-story building and two employees receive minor injuries as they jump out

Published: 14th February 2016 07:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2016 07:54 PM   |  A+A-

LUDHIANA: massive fire broke out in a ready-made garment factory at Samrala Chowk in Ludhiana in the wee hours today, police said.

Garments and other material were gutted in the fire, while two persons received minor injuries. The fire was suspected to have been caused by a short circuit, they said.

The presence of acrylic material fuelled the fire, which spread rapidly through the building, police said.

Over 40 fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames which engulfed the entire three-storey building of Puneet Knitwear.

Huge flames were seen leaping from the building, making it tough for fire fighters to enter the unit. They had to break walls at three-four places to go in and extinguish the blaze, police said.

Two employees, who were working on the night shift, received minor injuries when they jumped out of the factory to escape the blaze, they said.

Though a short circuit was believed to be the cause of the massive fire, the exact cause would be ascertained after the probe, police said.

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