Hyderabad: Fire breaks out at commercial complex in Habsiguda

fire personnel and DRF personnel reached the spot and intitiated fire fighting operations.

Hyderabad: A fire broke out at a commercial building at Habsiguda crossroads, reportedly around 7:30 am on Wednesday morning.

However, no casualties have been reported so far.

The fire first broke out on the first floor of the building which houses a banquet hall, clothes showroom and a restaurant.

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According to the section in charge at Habsiguda police station, the fire broke out due to a short circuit at Raymond’s showroom located inside the complex.

However, no human was present in the store at the time of the mishap. Property losses are yet to be estimated as the cops are investigating the site currently.

On Wednesday morning, large amounts of smoke emerged from the building, following which fire personnel and DRF personnel reached the spot and started firefighting operations.

Director of EV&DM, GHMC, who visited the mishap site stated, “Currently, the fire is under control, and there are no casualties or injuries.”

Fire fighting personnel brought the fire under control with the help of 10 fire engines. However, thick smoke was still emanating from the building.

The fire accident spread panic in the area. Police shut down an adjacent petrol bunk as a precautionary measure.

The incident disrupted vehicular traffic on the busy road connecting Uppal to Secunderabad.

Senior officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) rushed to the spot and launched a probe.

On Tuesday, fire broke out in a garment godown in Hasan Nagar area on the city outskirts early Tuesday. The fire gutted the godown in the two-storey building. There were no casualties.

Fire fighting personnel prevented the fire from spreading to nearby houses.

Secunderabad has seen a series of accidents in recent months. A garment shop was destroyed in fire in Palika Bazar in Secunderabad on July 9.

Six people were killed in a huge fire in a multi-storey building in Secunderabad on March 15.

Three workers were killed in a huge fire in a garment store on January 19 at Nallagutta on Ministers Road. The fire raged for two days in the six storeyed commercial building. The municipal authorities later demolished the building.

In September last year, eight persons were killed and nine others injured in a hotel.

A major fire broke out at Ruby Pride Luxury Hotel following an explosion in an e-bike showroom located in the basement of the five-storied building near Passport Office.

(With inputs from IANS)

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