Gift parcel centre gutted

Gift items and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed when a private cargo gift parcel centre caught fire at Byatarayanapura Saturday morning. Nearly 150 firefighters battled the blaze for five hours and brought it under control. 

Byatarayanapura police said that the cause of the fire was unclear. The fire was first noticed at around 7 am inside Manoj Cargo gift parcel centre located in Timber Layout behind the satellite bus stand on Mysore Road. Local residents immediately informed the police who summoned the fire department. 

Firemen Ramaiah, Anand Singh, Nagaraj and Vasanth Kumar sustained minor burns and were treated at Victoria Hospital.

The parcel centre is spread over a half-acre land. Clothes, electronic items, furniture, stationery and other valuables were gutted, police said.

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