A footwear shop owned by Ekambaram on Subbarayalu Street in Thirupadiripuliyur was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.The cause of the fire is being probed.

Mr. Ekambaram had reportedly built up footwear stock in view of the festive season. Fire personnel numbering 30, who had brought four fire tenders, battled for over three hours to put out the blaze. — Special Correspondent

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