Fire in Guntur Cold Storage puts to Rs.10 crore loss
August 26, 2013 - Guntur
An estimated loss of Rs.10 crore in the fire that broke out in Guntur Cold Storage and the farmers first notice smoke coming out of the storage on Saturday evening and more than 20,000 bags were reduced to ashes by Sunday night. In a less than two and half years, this is the fourth such a major incident and nearly 2,200 farmers suffered a loss of Rs.60 crore due to fire accidents in the cold storages. The exact cause of the fire accident was not known and the Fire Services Department begun the probe and expected it be a cause of electrical short cir5cuit. It is said that there were about 50,000 bags of chilli in the storage plant.