A major fire incident was reported at the Chichampalli Bamboo Training Centre in Chandrapur district. The flames of fire were noticed in the afternoon of Thursday as it engulfed the whole area in just a few minutes. Two fire tenders from NMC reached the spot. The center is one of the beautiful spots recognized by the people of the region which has now fully brought to ashes.
The fire broke out in the premises of Van Bhavan (forest office) at around 4:30 pm. As the premises are surrounded by bamboo the fire covered a huge portion of the centre in just few minutes. Sources informed that no casualty has been reported yet. The work of getting control over the fire is underway.
Fire engines are trying hard to get control over the fire. As per primary information, the fire might have cost a huge loss to the forest department. The main training center building was most affected by the fire, sources said.
The Institute is recognized as dream project of Former Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, the centre is adjacent to Mul near Chandrapur road at Chichampalli village, known for the production of world class bamboo. The Bhavan is a centre for Research and development of bamboo.
Tata Trust had given 91 crore from its CSR fund, which was being utilized for the construction work of many research buildings which is still underway in the premises.
The exact reason for the fire is yet to be cleared. The main training center was completely built from bamboo brought from Assam, Sindhu Durg, Kolkatta. The construction work was underway and its inauguration was due in few days. Senior forest officials have reached the spot to find out the exact reason for the fire sources said.