A fire broke out in a timber warehouse near Jama Masjid in Timber Market, Ambala on Monday night. Due to the dry wood of the rosewood being in the warehouse, the fire took a fierce form in minutes. The fire started at around 10.30 pm and was not extinguished till the news was written. Five fire department vehicles were engaged in efforts to control the fire till around 12.30 pm. One person was also burnt in the arson incident. He was admitted to the cantonment’s civil hospital. Meanwhile, Home Minister Anil Vij and SP Hamid Ansari reached the spot as soon as the information was received.
According to the information, there is a warehouse of rosewood right next to the Jama Masjid. Suresh Tomar, the owner of the warehouse, told that a fire broke out in the warehouse in front of me due to a short circuit. During this time my family was also inside the warehouse. The whole family came out as soon as they saw the smoke. Its fire department was informed.
The same vehicle kept fighting on the spot for an hour
After receiving the information, a fire department vehicle reached the spot, but the fire was so high that a vehicle was unable to control it. Not only this, but the water of the vehicle also became less in extinguishing the fire. The second train waited for about half an hour but no one came during this period. That was why the fire took on a fierce form. During this many loud explosions also took place. However, after this, an Air Force fire department vehicle, a fire department vehicle from Ambala city and Narayangarh, and surrounding areas reached the spot and the situation was brought under control.
There was also talk of the cylinder bursting
It is believed that the gas cylinders kept in the house built inside the warehouse are torn in the blasts that took place during the fire. However, no one has been able to officially confirm this yet.
Crisis looms over Jama Masjid too
Two days before the festival of Ramadan, the fire in the warehouse adjacent to the Jama Masjid also posed a threat to the mosque. During this, the breaths of others including Maulana present in the mosque remained stuck. Everyone seemed to be praying to Allah-Tala to overcome the fire soon. Several walls of the warehouse were broken down to contain the fire.