Fire breaks out on 8th floor of apartment near Patia Chhak in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A major fire broke out on the eighth floor of an apartment near Patia Chhak in Odisha capital at around 3 am, today.

On being informed by the residents of the building, Fire Services personnel rushed to the spot and initiated efforts to douse the flames.

The residents were evacuated in the presence of police and Fire Services personnel. There were no reports of injuries or casualties.

As the firefighting team commenced the operation, the entire building was engulfed in thick smoke. After an hour of intense effort, the firefighters managed to bring the fire under control. They broke into the affected flat and extinguished the flames, according to reports.

Though the reason behind the outbreak of fire was yet to be ascertained, the residents suspect that an AC blasted due to gas leak, leading to the fire mishap.

The extent of the damage caused by the fire remains unknown.

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