Ludhiana: A fire broke out at Hero Cycles on National Highway here on Friday. The fire broke out four hours before the visit of Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal.
It is feared that machinery worth of crores was gutted in the fire at paint unit of Hero Cycles. According to the Fire Officer, six fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was extinguished with efforts made for more than two hours. The workers of the industrial unit had got panicky when smoke started emanating from the building.
The short circuit could be the reason behind the fire. Sub Fire Officer, Rajinder Sharma claimed that the fire has caused big damage to the machines and goods at the unit. He said fire broke out at around 8.30 am.
Sharma said huge flames were seen when they reached at the unit. The team used firefighting foam at the paint unit to douse the flames, he said. He added no casualty was reported in the incident.
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