Aurangabad: Firecrackers market blaze guts 150 stalls, 40 vehicles - Watch video
The cause of the blaze in a temporary firecrackers market in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district is not known yet.
Aurangabad: A major fire broke out in a temporary firecrackers market in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Saturday, destroying more than 150 stalls and 40 vehicles.
There were no human casualties as all the shopkeepers and customers managed to escape to safety.
The blaze started at around 11.45 am in the market set up on the occasion of Diwali at Zilla Parishad Ground under Krantipura Police Station in this Central Maharashtra city.
Over 150 firecracker stalls went up in flames, while 40 vehicles parked in and around the ground were also gutted.
The cause of the blaze is not known yet.
The fire was brought under control in an hour.
More than half a dozen fire engines accompanied with water tankers were rushed to the spot and the flames were doused in over an hour, the officials said.
Smokes-laden with harmful chemicals billowed from the market and enveloped the area.
Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar and other senior officers visited the spot and took stock of the situation.
Watch the video of the blaze here:
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
(With Agency inputs)