A fire broke out in two transformer factories on Tuesday night in Govindpura industrial area of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The fire was so severe that two factories were burnt to ashes. More than 20 fire tenders of Fire Brigade, Municipal Corporation and BHEL reached the spot to control the fire. On receiving the information, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang also reached the spot. Efforts to control the fire are still going on. No casualties have been reported in the incident.
According to the information, the fire took place in Awadh Transformer and SV Transformer factories. The fire spread rapidly from the oil tankers and gas cylinders standing in the factory. The fire first started in the Western Transformer Factory. The fire was reported here around 9.30 pm. The fire engulfed the gas cylinder and oil tanker kept in the factory. After this, explosions started in cylinders and tankers. Within a short time, the fire also engulfed the adjoining Awadh Transformer Factory. In two to two and a half hours, both the factories were burnt to ashes.
On getting information about the incident, Minister Vishwas Sarang and Collector Avinash Lavania reached the spot. He learned about the ongoing efforts to douse the fire. Minister Sarang gave special instructions to the officers for the safety of life and property. Information about how the fire started is not yet available.