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Fire in Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex, several shops gutted

The senior fire service official said around 10 shops were damaged in the fire. 

Madurai: Fire in Meenakshi Amman temple complex, several shops gutted
Fire breaks out at Madurai’s Meenakshi Amman temple complex near east entrance. (ANI Twitter)

At least 10 shops were damaged when a fire broke out in the complex of the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai complex but there was no damage to the temple itself on Friday night, said a fire service official.

“We got information about the fire in shops near the 1,000 pillar mandapam in the temple. We rushed five fire tenders and controlled the fire from spreading,” the senior fire service official told IANS over phone from Madurai, around 500 km from here.

He said around 10 shops were damaged in the fire. “There is no damage for the temple. The old wooden door was saved by preventive action. The fire is now under control,” he said.