Blaze in electronics showroom throws traffic out of gear in Kottayam

Blaze in electronics showroom throws traffic out of gear in Kottayam
The incident occurred at the outlet near the Gandhi Square in the heart of the town. Photo: Rijo Joseph
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Kottayam: A major fire in an electronics appliances showroom virtually brought Kottayam town to a standstill on Monday evening. The incident occurred at the outlet near the Gandhi Square in the heart of the town around 5:10pm.

A passerby brought the fire to the notice of a policeman duty at Gandhi Square. The policeman, in turn, alerted the Fire and Rescue Services. A unit from the Kottayam Fire and Rescue station soon reached the spot and started fire-fighting operations but the blaze could not be controlled.

Soon, additional firemen and equipment were brought from Changanassery and the fire was finally controlled in a joint effort by 6:45pm.

When six fire-fighting units lined up along the M G Road for the operation, traffic was thrown out of gear in Kottayam town for several hours. Even though police personnel diverted traffic, the presence of a large number of onlookers at the scene of fire made things difficult for the law enforcers.

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