Published On : Tue, Dec 9th, 2014

Major fire devours a Dal Mill in Kalamna, loss put at in lakhs, no human casualties reported


A devastating fire broke out in a Dal Mill in Kalamna area on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The fire completely devoured the Mill and caused the owner a loss to the tune of lakhs of rupees. The fire was brought under control by Fire Brigade personnel with the help of 10 fire tenders. However, the exact reason behind the major fire could not be ascertained so far. No loss of human life was reported.

According to reports, the Dal Mill, named Mohan Industries, is situated at Plot No. 637, Suryanagar Chikhli Layout, in Kalamna area of city. The Mill is run by Deepak Aswani. On Monday night at about 10, Deepak went home after locking the Mill. However, Deepak received a phone call that a fire has broken out in his mill. When he reached the mill, the fire had engulfed the entire premises with thick smoke billowing from it. The flames were so intense, the walls of the mill had cracked and tin sheds had got melted. On receiving information about the devastating fire, Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the spot with 10 fire tenders. It took a Herculean task for Fire Brigade to douse the flames and bring the fire under control.

But before the fire could be brought under control, it had swallowed 400 bags of raw tur dal, 1000 bags of tur dal, umpteen number of bags containing 5000 packing material and other goods collectively worth lakhs of rupees. The Fire Brigade officials visiting the spot said that they could not notice firefighting machinery installed in the Dal Mill and added that the exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately.

Lakadganj police have registered a case and probing the matter further with coordination from Fire Brigade personnel.

Saw mill escapes the fire:
An Aara Machine or Saw Mill adjoucent to the Dal Mill was lucky to escape the devouring fire. Had the Fire Brigade personnel not shown alertness in first controlling the flames from this side, the saw mill would have been a history. The saw mill was more in danger of getting destroyed considering the nature of stuff it stored.

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