Chandigarh: Massive Fire Breaks Out In IELTS Preparation Institute (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)
A massive fire broke out in an IELTS preparation institute in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 on Monday afternoon. Soon after the incident was reported, at least 7 vehicles of firefighters and emergency department reached the spot and doused the flames. Fortunately, no casualties reported. It is to be noted that due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the institute was closed, otherwise, it would have caused more damage. The initial report suggests that the fire broke out due to a short-circuit.
“The classroom and office items kept inside gutted in the fire. The fire also travelled to adjacent showroom, where projector screens were kept. About 7 vehicles of the fire and emergency department were pressed into service,” The Tribune India quoted a fire official as saying.
"Weused to see such fires due to short circuit in night hours, but since everything is closed, such incidents are being reported in the day too," official added.
This comes days after a massive broke out at a factory in Morivali Industrial Area in Thane’s Ambernath. Recently, at least four people were charred to death in a huge fire that erupted at a cloth factory in Narol locality of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
The blaze broke out around 6 pm, fire brigade officials said, adding it was brought under control after four hours. “Four charred bodies were recovered from the denim factory after the fire was doused. Their identification is underway," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 6) Bipin Ahire. Around a dozen firefighters struggled to put out the flames. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, officials had said.