Fire at FCI godown

Thousands of cotton bales destroyed

Updated - June 29, 2015 05:43 am IST

Published - June 29, 2015 12:00 am IST - ONGOLE:

Thousands of bales of cotton were reduced to ashes in a major fire that broke out at the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown at Challareddypalem near Vetapalem on Sunday night. “Ten fire tenders from Prakasam and Guntur districts are fighting the flames where the Cotton Corporation of India has stored the stocks purchased from farmers,” District Fire Officer D. Peddi Reddy said.

Fire tenders from Ongole, Chirala, Tangutur, Addanki, Bapatla, Ponnur and Chilakaluripeta were able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining godowns.

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