Pune: At least 25 shops gutted after fire breaks out in Shivaji Market

At least 25 shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in Pune’s Shivaji Market early Tuesday morning, fire brigade officials said. No casualty was reported, officials said.

The fire broke out around 4 am in the Shivaji Market, a popular establishment in the Cantonment area in Maharashtra, a fire official said. At least 25 shops were gutted in the blaze, he said.

Nine water tankers were rushed to the spot and the fire was doused within half an hour.

“After receiving a call about the fire, we sent nine water tankers there and the blaze was doused in half-an-hour,” Pune Municipal Corporation’s fire department chief Prashant Ranpise said. No one was injured, the official said, adding that the cause of the blaze was yet to be ascertained.

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