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Fire breaks out at Doordarshan Kendra in Mathura, operations hit

PTI | Mathura | Updated: 11-06-2019 14:34 IST | Created: 11-06-2019 14:31 IST
Fire breaks out at Doordarshan Kendra in Mathura, operations hit
Thick plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the building as the fire also engulfed the storeroom and the battery room. Image Credit: ANI

A fire broke out in the switchgear room at the Doordarshan Kendra here on Tuesday due to a suspected short circuit, damaging property worth lakhs of rupees, an official of the public broadcaster said. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused in about 90 minutes, he said.

Thick plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the building as the fire also engulfed the storeroom and the battery room, he added. The functioning of the Doordarshan office has been affected due to the incident and it may take at least four to five days to restart full operations, P C Sharma, assistant engineer and officiating in-charge of the Doordarshan Kendra, said.

Property worth lakhs of rupees is estimated to have been lost in the fire. However, the exact extent of damage will be known after an inspection of the affected portions, he said. Timely response by the fire department saved the other portions of the building, including editing room, PCR and studio, fire station officer Krishna Kumar said.

Prima facie, it appears that the fire broke out due to a short circuit, he said.


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