Fire destroys spinning mill

A spinning mill was gutted here in the early hours of Wednesday causing a loss close to Rs.4 crore. Fire broke out in Ajanta Spintech, a mill located here in the early hours destroying two machines imported from Germany. Later the fire spread to other parts of the mill destroying cotton bales. Fire fighters from Guntur, Chilakaluripet and Vinukonda rushed to the mill and doused the flames by morning. Mill proprietors put the total loss at about Rs. 4 crore. The Fire Department suspects that electrical short circuit could have caused the fire.

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