Fire broke out in the office of the Commissioner of Information and Public Relations at Masab Tank here gutting furniture and newspapers on Thursday.

The fire started in the ante-room of an executive director around 8 a.m., Nampally Inspector Madhu Mohan Reddy said.

By the time the police and fire service personnel reached the spot, some furniture, newspapers and a refrigerator were burnt. Short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire.

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