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Massive Fire Damages 130 Shops At Market In Haryana’s Panchkula

The blaze was doused after several hours of efforts involving 15 fire tenders brought from neighbouring towns of Chandigarh, Zirakpur and Derabassi.

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Chandigarh: A massive fire broke out at the Rehri Market in Panchkula’s Sector 9, causing damage to about 130 shops in the area, fire department officials said on Friday.

”The fire erupted late Thursday night and rapidly spread to the shops in the area”, they said.

”No casualties were reported in the incident. However, the fire caused extensive loss to goods inside the shops”, an official of the Panchkula fire department said.

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”The blaze was doused after several hours of efforts involving 15 fire tenders brought from neighbouring towns of Chandigarh, Zirakpur and Derabassi”, he said.

“The fire has caused extensive loss to the goods. The market has several shops including those selling tyres, garments, plastic items, plastic crockery, handloom items and toys, all of which are combustible material”. Efforts are on to ascertain the cause of the fire, the official said.