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Major fire at businessman Sekar Reddy’s firm in T. Nagar

Fire and Rescue Services and police personnel at the spot in Vijayaraghava Road, T.Nagar.

Fire and Rescue Services and police personnel at the spot in Vijayaraghava Road, T.Nagar.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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The cause of fire was not immediately known

A major fire broke out early on Tuesday at the fourth floor of a building in T. Nagar that houses JSR Infra Developers Limited, which belongs to businessman J. Sekar Reddy and his family.

Thick smoke emanated from the top floor of the building called JSR Towers on Vijayaraghava Road. Security staff spotted the fire at around 8.20 a.m and alerted the management.

Fire and Rescue Services and police personnel reached the spot immediately after receiving the alert. Personnel and water tenders from T.Nagar, Teynampet, Ashok Nagar and Guindy were pressed into service. An aerial ladder platform was brought in. Fire brigades were fighting to put out the fire.

According to fire service personnel, the fire believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit was extinguished by 9 am. "There was no injury to any staff or loss to property except damage to some furniture in two rooms. We are fully cooperating with the Fire service officers who are investigating the incident to assess the cause of fire and the actual extent of damage", Mr. Reddy said in a media statement.

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