A MASSIVE fire that broke out in a cold storage near here Wednesday continued to rage Thursday. Twenty fire tenders and 75 personnel were struggling to put out the blaze. Property worth crores is believed to have been gutted but there was no loss of life.
Forty-five hours and 6 lakh litres of water have proved futile to douse the fire in the three-storey Ganesh Cold Storage at Mahalgaon Kapshi on the outskirts of the city. The cold storage with a capacity to store 70,000 sacks was full of spices belonging to many traders.
Spray of water has filled the atmosphere with an unbearable stench of spices,adding to the difficulty of control efforts.
Offcials said the building may collapse as walls have developed cracks due to extreme heat.