Jalandhar: A furniture factory situated in Maqsudan locality was gutted on Wednesday midnight, leading to losses of lakhs. The fire broke out in CL Sons factory in Anand Nagar at around 1.40 am, when the labourers were sleeping in a house next to the manufacturing unit.
Owner of the factory, Kapil Mehta said that labourers noticed the fire and informed him. The factory owner claimed that wood and material worth Rs 80 lakh was gutted. The actual cause of fire could not be ascertained.
Meanwhile, even as fire tenders were pressed into the service, it took a long time to douse off the flames. The factory contained furniture and raw material to be supplied to other manufacturers and traders in the region. The factory owner maintained that the wood material was meant to be supplied to Himachal Pradesh and Haryana besides other states.
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