Aurangabad: Fire in crackers market; 150 stalls, 30 vehicles gutted

Over 150 firecracker stalls went up in flames, while 30 vehicles parked in and around the ground were also gutted, adding no casualty has been was reported so far.

By: PTI | Aurangabad | Updated: October 29, 2016 3:38 pm
Aurangabad, Aurangabad fire, firecrackers market tragedy, diwali fire tragedy, firecrackers stalls aurangabad, India news, Indian express news 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 Aurangabad. (Source: ANI)

A major fire broke out today in a firecrackers market here, gutting more than 150 stalls and 30 vehicles parked nearby, but no casualty was reported, police officials said. 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 30 vehicles parked in and around the ground were also gutted, they said, adding no casualty has been was reported so far.

Cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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.

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    Priyadarshan
    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:25 am
    I hope incidents like this finally convince people to stop buying and bursting firecrackers. There's nothing good which comes out of it.
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      Raghu
      Oct 29, 2016 at 11:36 am
      I am sure these incidents are not accidents. Somebody doing delibarately.
      Reply