Major fire leaves 8000 transformers gutted in Punjab

May 24th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Kotkapura (Punjab), May 24 (ANI): A major fire destroyed a power sub-station at Kotkapura near Faridkot on Saturday. Although the inferno caused enormous damage, there have been no casualties reported.The fire broke out at around 6′o clock in the evening reportedly by a short circuit at the 132 KV power grid sub-station and gutted around 8,000 old and new transformers, power cables and property worth millions of rupees. More than seven fire brigade tenders including a couple from the military were rushed to the spot.Since the power service station is close to a residential area, authorities asked the residents to vacate immediately.Meanwhile, the district administration is taking stock of the situation to investigate the cause of the devastating fire. (ANI)

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