Major fire in Rice Mill Godown, Rs 4 Cr worth property gutted

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/7/2017 3:09:57 PM Business and Economy

Kakinada, Dec 7: A major fire broke out in Lalita Rice Mill Godown in Peddapuram town, about 20 kms from here in the wee hours on Thursday.
Property worth more than Rs 4 crore was gutted in the fire.
As many as five Fire tenders from Peddapuram, Kakinada rushed to the spot and brought the flames under control after fighting for more than four hours.
Bundles of gunny bags stored in it were reduced to ashes and the main structure of the godown was also damaged heavily.
Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Home Nimmakayala Chinarajappa who was camping here has visited the rice mill and enquired the officials and the mill management on the exact reason for the fire mishap.
Electrical short circuit is said to have caused the fire, Official Sources said

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