Alappuzha: A plastic manufacturing unit was gutted after a major fire broke out at an industrial area at Aroor near here on Friday morning. No casualties were reported.
The fire was spotted at the Lakshmi engineering works around 4 am, following which, eight fire tenders from Kochi and Cherthala were rushed to the spot.
Fire force personnel had to battle the blaze for nearly three-and-a-half hours to bring it under control. As chemicals also caught fire, it was not easy to douse the blaze, sources said.
As a precautionary measure, the officials had suspended power connection in the area.
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