Fire in Chandigarh high court record roomBy IANS
Sunday, January 30, 2011
CHANDIGARH - A major fire broke out in the record room of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here in the wee hours Sunday, gutting many old files, fire officials said.
Four fire tenders were pressed into service.
“We got a call at around 3.45 a.m. about a fire in the high court’s record room. We immediately reached the spot and started the rescue operation. We managed to control the fire in about four hour’s time,” Sandeep Kumar, a fire brigade official, said. He sustained some injuries in the rescue operation.
He added: “Right now, it is difficult to comment up on the reason behind this fire. Our investigation is on. CFSL (Central Forensic Science Laboratory) experts are also scrutinizing the spot to gather clues about the reason behind the fire. Many old files were damaged in the flames.”
Police sources said that from preliminary investigation it seems that short-circuit was the cause of this fire.