Patna: A day after Diwali, two drug stores near Laxmi Market on Govind Mitra Road on Monday morning sustained serious damages after a fire broke out at around 4:00 am, police in Patna said.
While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, it started first at Raj Pharma and soon spread to the adjacent Ashok Bandhu Pharma consuming the entire building in flame.
People in the neighborhood were still in their bed when the fire broke out. However, the smell of smoke combined with heat and noise created by other people in the area woke them up.
Someone then called the fire department that arrived at the scene with five fire tenders. It took them nearly an hour to douse the fire and bring the situation under control.
No one was said to be hurt in the incident though properties worth several lakh rupees were destroyed in the fire.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS