At least 10 fire incidents were reported in the city on first night of Diwali. Of the total nine small fires and one major fire were reported.
A major fire occurred in A-1 sales center, a ground +2 storied building, located at Barakholi area of Jaripatka.
As per reports, the fire started from a cracker shop situated at ground floor at around 01:30 am. The shop was closed when fire started. Rest part of building was a grocery shop mainly with a stock of packaged snacks items. Building had only one opening at ground floor and was packed from all four side. Firemen got access by breaking the wall from adjoining building.
Total 7 water tenders and 1 turntable ladder was used to douse the fire. After three hours of effort the fire was brought under control. Fortunately, no injuries or casualties were reported.
A similar fir incident occurred in Barakholi, Indora where a firecracker shop was gutted in a major fire on late Thursday night.