Property worth Rs 60 lakh gutted in fire at UCO bank
| Sunday | 5th July, 2020
Office equipments, machinery and furniture worthRs 60 lakh were gutted in short circuit borne fire at UCO Bank Habibganj branch in the early morning hours on Friday.
Branch Manager UCO Bank Habibganj branch Dharmendra Singh said that the fire which broke at around 6.20 in the morning was controlled and pacified by 8.30 am but only before the loss mounted to over Rs 60 lakh in which currency counting, sorting, stacking machines, 14 computers, 8 air conditioners, LEDs, furniture and other machineries were gutted in fire.At the bank houses RBI cash chest along with bank's cash chest five police personnel are deployed round the clock but failed to control the fire as it was massive fire.
In the fire no one was injured and only financial loss has been incurred.Panic prevailed in the area after the fire broke out and machinery and goods were gutted in fire.
The fire took massive shape and spread rapidly.Over a dozen fire tender vehicles were pressed into service which took around two hours to control and pacify the fire completely.
The fire was controlled before it could damage the nearby buildings.