Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21
A fire broke out in an under-renovation SCO in Sector 7 on Madhya Marg this evening. According to officials, the fire broke out on the rear side of the SCO No. 15-A, where the renovation for a restaurant was in progress. The front side of the building was not damaged and only the rear end caught fire.
The Fire Department received a call at 6.45 pm. During the time, six to eight workers were present in the SCO and all of them came out safely. Four fire vehicles were pressed into service. Two of them were sent from the Sector 17 fire station and one each from the Mani Majra and Industrial Area, Phase 1, station.
“No one was hurt in the incident and the loss of property will be assessed later. So far, the cause of fire is unknown. We are assessing it,” said a senior fire officer.
Meanwhile, many passers-by were seen shooting the incident on their mobile phones. Some even tried to rush near the site, putting their lives at risk.
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