Massive Blaze Guts Two Factories in Ghaziabad

A massive fire erupted in a shoes' factory in Sahibabad Industrial area of the district in the wee hours today, gutting it completely and also engulfing a rubbed factory.

The fire started at around 3:45 AM and it could be doused only by 11 AM, fire department officials said.

No loss of life or injury was reported, officials said, adding that damage to property worth several crores of rupees could not be ruled out.

Manufacturing machines and all goods of rubber and shoes factories were destroyed, they said.

"Fire erupted in shoes' manufacturing factory which soon engulfed adjacent rubber factory," Chief Fire Officer, Ghaziabad, V K Singh said.

When fire fighters reached the spot, heavy smoke filled the air, fire department officials said.

"Around 13 fire tenders were pressed into service. Three fire tenders were also taken from Noida fire department to douse the flames," he said.

"Fire were completely doused by fire fighters by around 11 AM," a fire official said.

The fire might have been caused due to short circuit, but further investigation would reveal the truth, he said.

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