Goods, machinery worth lakhs gutted in knitting factory fire

Goods, machinery worth lakhs gutted in knitting factory fire

A firefighter tries to extinguish fire at a knitting factory on the Batala road in Amritsar. Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 22

A fire broke out in a knitting factory on the Batala road on Thursday night. Goods and machinery worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in the fire. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident.

Anil Vij, owner of the factory, immediately reached the spot and called the Fire Brigade. Officials of the Fire Brigade stated that they received a call at 9 pm and 11 fire tenders were pressed into service, including one each from Khanna Paper Mill and the Sewa Society. The firemen entered the factory by breaking walls from the backyard and controlled the flames within three hours.

Station Fire Officer Lovepreet Singh said, “It was a major fire but our firemen fought with courage and saved much of the stock and other flammable goods lying in the factory. LPG gas cylinders and chemicals were there but these were removed on time.” More than 40 fire tenders were used to douse the fire.

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