Massive fire in Ahmedabad building; ATM, shops damaged, no casualties


A massive fire broke out at a residential-cum-commercial complex in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning. A bank ATM and two several shops were damaged in the blaze that broke out at a building in Ahmedabad’s Bapunagar locality.

Front portions of several shops were gutted in the fire as their shutters were closed. (Photo: ANI)

A massive fire broke out at a residential-cum-commercial complex in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Sunday morning.

A bank ATM and two dozen shops were damaged in the fire that broke out at the Shyam Shikhar Complex in Ahmedabad’s Bapunagar locality around 7 am. Front portions of several shops were also gutted in the fire as their shutters were closed.

No casualties have been reported so far.

The fire at the multi-storey building, where 28 shops were there, is suspected to have started from a tea shop and spread on the ground and first floors of the complex, additional chief fire officer Rajesh Bhatt said.

Apart from the two floors comprising shops, including of mobile phones and accessories, the complex also has some residential floors.

More than 12 firefighters were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control after nearly two hours, the official said, news agency PTI reported.

Experts from a Forensic Science Laboratory are currently probing the cause of the fire. However, preliminary investigation suggests that the blaze erupted from a tea shop.

(With inputs from PTI)



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