An early morning fire on Monday partly destroyed the office of HDFC Sales Private Limited located in Panampilly Nagar. The fire was first noticed by the residents of the area, who alerted the Fire and Rescue officials.

Around 20 personnel from the Gandhi Nagar and Club Road Fire stations controlled the fire in an attempt that lasted for nearly an hour. The rescue operations were led by A.D. Jojy, station officer, Gandhi Nagar. Though the building in which the fire broke out was located in a residential area, the damage was limited to one room in the second floor, officials said.

— Staff Reporter