Fire breaks out at medicine distribution Agency,15 person rescued from top floor safely:

Yogesh K Porwar

As many as 15 people had a narrow escape and medicine and furniture gutted in an accidental fire broke out at medical distribution firm situated opposite to CCB office in cottonpet on Saturday.

The fire was first noticed at inverter area of the firm situated on second floor of the five storeyed building.

Soon it spreads to the entire office and goods and furniture gutted.

People at the premises soon evacuated before the fire tenders reached and doused the fire.

Some employees remained inside the building when it caught fire in the busy area. Local residents, firemen and police rescued the 15 stuck inside the blazing Raj Towers and ‘Mico Pharma Agencies’ at 7.15 pm.

The officials and residents had a tough time in evacuating employees who were stucked at the top floor as the fire was engulfed to the entire second floor some were rescued using ladders and some where rescued via alternative route from the building.

Three fire tenders were pressed into action and the fire was extinguished or brought under control at around 9pm .

Senior officers rushed to spot and huge traffic jam was witnessed due to accidental fire in cottonpet main road, Ambulance too stuck in the jam local residents and a senior citizen a social worker cleared the traffic with local chickpet traffic police and made way for ambulance.

Preliminary examination it was suspected that short circuit could be the reason behind the mishap,however the officials are investigating in detail to ascertain the cause of fire.

People in the building are evacuated to safety and no one was injured in the accident,a senior police officer,said.

A case has been registered in cottonpet police station and further investigation is on.