Guwahati Fire Believed to Have Started During Vehicle Repair with Gas Cutter

A fire broke out in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Guwahati on Saturday, destroying several vehicles, police said.

The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. in the Silver Square building in the Christian Basti neighborhood, police said.

A police official said, “Our team and three fire engines immediately rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire. No one was injured in the fire.”

The building was immediately evacuated as smog blanketed the upper floors of the multi-storey structure, which also houses the offices of a local television channel, disrupting live broadcasts for several hours.

A police official said, “According to the first investigation, it is estimated that the fire started while repairing an old vehicle with a gas cutter in the parking lot.”

“Certain vehicles were completely burned and several others were partially damaged. No major injuries have been reported. Details will be known after an investigation,” he added.

“We hurried down from our high-rise offices in black smoke, breathing and blinding,” said TV channel employee Nilaksi Bora, who managed to pull his car from being parked next to the built-in vehicle. .”

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