Karnal inferno reduces butter godown to ashes

April 30th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Karnal (Haryana), Apr 30 (ANI): A major fire broke in the godown of a ghee (clarified butter) plant at the industrial town of Karnal in Haryana on Thursday.

This mishap took place at Ruchi Soybean Industry’s plant around 6:00 a.m. and it was detected to have spread from the ghee godown.

Ghee worth thousands of rupees of clarified butter had been stored in the godown, which was completely destroyed.

“Three vehicles of fire brigade came and they tried their best to bring the blaze under control. But the fire keeps spreading because of the ghee in the plastic bags kept at the back,” said Chandra Prakash Kataria, an eye witness.

Rajiv Wadhwa, owner of the plant said that a couple of fire-tenders had been pressed into service to douse the blaze after a gap of 45 minutes.

“I saw smoke coming out from the godown. After 45 minutes, two vehicles of fire brigade reached here and after a while, their water was finished. Since the roof was broken, the fire further increased,” said Wadhwa.It took four hours to bring the fire under control.

However, no causalities have been reported so far. (ANI)

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