Rourkela: A major mishap was averted after massive fire broke out in a tyre godown in Rahmat Nagar slum under Sector-21 here in wee hours today.
Though property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted, no injury casualty reported in the mishap. However, the cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
On receiving information, three firefighting teams rushed to the spot and doused the flames. Around 300 families residing in the slum were saved from the fire, sources said.