Ludhiana, October 15
A fire broke out in a plywood factory, Vidhata Industries, situated in Bija village near Khanna on Thursday morning. Goods and machinery worth lakhs were gutted.
No loss of life was reported. Ashok Juneja, a former chairman of Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, who is the owner of the plywood factory, said the incident occurred at 5.30 am. Guards and some workers, who were present in their quarters outside the factory, noticed smoke billowing out of the building. The staff tried to control the fire by spraying water, but they failed.
Later, fire brigades reached the spot and it took two hours to douse the flame. A short circuit seemed to be the cause of fire, Juneja said. — TNS