Madhya Pradesh: Over 20 shops gutted in fire in Ujjain, 10 fire tenders pressed into service



Ujjain: Over 20 shops have been gutted as fire broke out near Hari Phatak area in Ujjain on Wednesday morning. A total of 10 fire tenders were rushed at the spot. No damage to life and property were reported from the spot. The cause of the fire is still unknown. On Saturday evening, the fire broke out at an Ordnance Factory in Jabalpur region. At least six people were injured in the mishap and few are reported to be trapped inside the factory.1
The Army personnel continued with the rescue operation till late as many were fear trapped. As per a Hindustan Times report, the police informed that the explosions took place in the filling station of the factory.2
The Ordnance Factory in Jabalpur was established in 1942, and it manufactures ammunition components for the defence sector. The explosions began at 6.25 PM and continued for around 45 minutes on March 26. It damaged the magazine building where old RCL 1,067 or explosives and other ammunition are stored. As soon as the deadly fire incident was reported, 10 fire-tenders were pressed into service immediately. However, as the blaze spread, 22 more fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Last month in February, a similar incident was reported from Delhi where massive fire broke out in the server room of the systems department of the Times of India office. The office was located on the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi. It took nearly 20 hours to douse the fire completely. Last year on May 31, as many as 19 persons were killed in a massive fire at Pulgaon arms depot in Maharashtra. Over 17 people were injured in the incident.

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