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Dozens Of Fishing Boats Gutted In Fire At Visakhapatnam Harbour

The fire broke out in a town jetty area where fishing boats were anchored. It then spread to nearly 35 fibre-mechanised boats. 

Fire at Visakhapatnam harbour
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A huge fire broke out in a jetty area here in the early hours of Monday and gutted more than 15 fishing boats.

The cause of the fire, which broke out around 1 am and was doused by 4 am, is yet to be ascertained, according to officials. The fire broke out in a town jetty area where fishing boats were anchored. It then spread to nearly 35 fibre-mechanised boats. 

After receiving information about the blaze, firefighters rushed to the spot, Visakhapatnam District Fire Officer S Renukayya told PTI.

"We pressed 12 fire tenders into service and took help from the National Disaster Response Force and the Visakhapatnam Port Trust," he said.

There are no reports of any casualties so far. The estimated loss due to the fire is said to be around Rs 30 crore.

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