Diwali Morning Fire Destroys Furniture Shop on Ashok Rajpath

Firefighters battle fire in a building on Ashok Rajpath.

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Patna: Heavy damage was incurred when a fire broke out in a building on Ashok Rajpath across from the B. N. College on Thursday morning gutting a furniture store on the ground floor while also causing severe smoke and water damage to other shops and residences in the building.

Fire destroys the furniture shop in Patna.Fire destroys the furniture shop in Patna.As reported, the fire apparently started in the furniture shop and before it could even be noticed, flame spread fast across the shop soon engulfing other business establishments in the premises. Realizing the danger, people living in the building hurriedly evacuated it promptly.

More than a dozen fire trucks were brought in to battle the blaze and after more than an hour, the situation was finally brought under control.

The damage in the furniture store alone was said to be in several crores.

Authorities are investigating the cause of fire though once again, it is said it was caused by an electrical short circuit in the furniture shop.

No one was said to be hurt in the incident.

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