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A major fire broke out in a farmhouse near a petrol pump under the Sadar police limits in Cuttack

Cuttack:25/2/21: A major fire broke out in a farmhouse near a petrol pump under the Sadar police limits in  Cuttack district on Thursday morning triggering panic and fear among locals and commuters on a busy road in the vicinity.

As per reports, the fire broke out at Bamphakuda farmhouse which borders a densely populated locality, and a petrol pump adjacent to the place.

 Locals said that they initially tried to douse the flames by sprinkling sand and water. However, it could offer little help. The fire brigade was informed after which two fire tenders were dispatched, one each from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar respectively.Though the exact reason behind the mishap is still unclear, it is suspected that the fire initially was reported at the bushy area at the farmhouse. Later, the situation was brought to control by the firefighters after wrestling for over an hour.

“As the petrol pump is located too close to the place where the fire broke out, anything could have happened if quick step was not taken by the fire tenders,” said a local resident.


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