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Army called in to douse fire at Amritsar paper mill

Army has been called to douse a massive fire, which broke out yesterday in the city`s Khanna Paper Mill - one of the largest paper mills in the country.



Zeenews Bureau

Amritsar: Army has been called to douse a massive fire, which broke out yesterday in the city`s Khanna Paper Mill, one of the largest paper mills in the country.

Over 25 fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flames at the mill, 15 Km away from the International Rajasansi Airport near Amritsar.

Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal told reporters that the services of Army have also been requisitioned to control the blaze.

No causality has been reported in the fire so far.
"All labourers and staff members working in the mill came out from the affected area as soon as they saw the flames," the mill director Suneet Kochar said.

The Deputy Commissioner said, "Our priority is to get control over the fire at the earliest possible, for this the State Government has also been informed, since the intensity of fire is becoming higher with the each passing moment."
The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The mill is India`s first exporter of news print to Pakistan.

With PTI Input

From Zee News

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