Yarn worth lakhs de­stroyed in fire at Lud­hi­ana mill

50 fire ten­ders pressed into ser­vice to douse blaze

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS -

LUD­HI­ANA: Yarn worth lakhs of ru­pees was gut­ted after a mas­sive fire broke out in a godown of RT Woollen Mills on RK Road near Cheema Chowk here on Sun­day. No loss of life was re­ported as the mill was closed on ac­count of a Sun­day.

As many as 50 fire ten­ders, in­clud­ing those called in from nearby dis­tricts, were pressed into ser­vice. The fire­fight­ing oper­a­tion was still on when the re­port was filed.

Chief min­is­ter Amarinder Singh di­rected deputy com­mis­sioner (DC) Pradeep Ku­mar Agrawal to sub­mit a re­port.

In his tweet, the CM stated, “I have di­rected DC Lud­hi­ana to look into the rea­sons be­hind the fire that broke out at RT Woollen Mills today. Luck­ily, there have been no ca­su­al­ties. The fire depart­ment took prompt ac­tion and pre­vented the fire from spread­ing .”

DC Agrawal has or­dered a mag­is­te­rial probe into the in­ci­dent. He said sub-di­vi­sional mag­is­trate (SDM, West) Am­rinder Singh Malhi has been ap­pointed as the in­quiry of­fi­cer.

GUR­PREET SINGH

Fire­fight­ers try­ing to douse flames at the godown of RT Woollen Mills near Cheema Chowk in Lud­hi­ana on Sun­day.

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