Yarn worth lakhs destroyed in fire at Ludhiana mill
50 fire tenders pressed into service to douse blaze
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.
Firefighters trying to douse flames at the godown of RT Woollen Mills near Cheema Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.