New Delhi: An accidental fire broke out in a Kingfisher Airlines godown at Kannamangala village near Bangalore International Airport on late Friday morning. According to preliminary reports there were no casualties reported in the incident.
The fire broke around 11.20 am in the godown where airplane spareparts worth crores of rupees were stored and almost all the materials have been reportedly gutted in the fire.
The people who noticed smoke emanating from the godown alerted the fire and emergency services and immediately around three fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. When the fire officials realised the fire had spread the entire godown, they rushed more vehicles to the spot. The fire came under control only after 2.30 pm and the officials are still at the spot.
By preliminary investigation police said, there were no sufficient fire safety measures in the godown.
Police said, there were some employees in the godown, but none of them sustained any injuries. However, the exact cause for the fire is yet to be ascertained as the officials suspect it would be a fire due to short circuit in the electrical connections inside the godown building. There was a panic for more than three hours at the spot till the fire came under control.
The International Airport police who are at the spot said they were yet to receive any complaint in writing. "Only when the case is registered we would be able to tell the exact value of the total materials gutted in the fire," said a police official.
First Published: Friday, April 12, 2013, 16:32