A tensed situation was formed during the evening hours of June 12 when massive fire broke out at the Satpura Bhavan which is a 6-storey building in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The tragic incident took place at around 4 pm inducing a chaotic situation in the area. According to the reports, the building houses several departments of the Madhya Pradesh Government.
The blaze started due to bursting of the compressor of an AC in the office of the Tribal Regional Development Project of the Scheduled Tribes Department which is located on the 3rd floor of the building. The flame soon engulfed the whole office on the 3rd floor and also spread to the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the building due to the blowing of strong winds. This situation raised a wave of panic among the people working in the building and also among the locals of the area. The area was soon engulfed with billowing smoke. The fire department and the police department were soon informed regarding the menacing situation.
Around 40 fire tenders from various locations rushed to the spot to fight the flames. They firstly evacuated all the people from the building and then started extinguishing the flame. Later, when the situation was going out of control army personnel, CISF, SDRF and NDRF personnel were also deployed to extinguish the fire. Moreover, the Air Force also assisted by sending an Airforce AN 32 aircraft and a MI 15 helicopter to control the blaze. The authorities faced a lot of difficulties to douse off the flames due to the billowing smoke. The fire was finally doused off after nearly 12 hours operation.
According to the reports, over 12,000 important files along with computers, printers, ACs, freezes and furniture worth Rs 25 crore were gutted in the massive fire. No casualties were reported in this incident.
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