Major fire breaks out at oil factory in Rania Industrial Area in Kanpur Dehat | Kanpur News

Kanpur: A fierce fire broke out in an oil factory which was closed for the last four years. Rania Industrial Area In Kanpur Dehat Districts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning.
Due to the strong wind, the fire took a formidable form and spread to a large part of the factory, due to which property and goods worth lakhs were burnt to ashes.
Even as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Surendra Singh arrived with several fire engines, the fire brigade personnel fought hard to bring the blaze under control.
It is learned that maintenance work was going on to restart the factory.
The CFO said that a fire broke out in the Lakshmi Vanaspati factory, which manufactures edible oil, located in the Rania industrial area on the Kanpur-Kanpur Dehat highway in Umran village.
“The local people of the area said that the factory was not working for the last four years,” he said, adding, “In order to restart the factory, maintenance work was going on there.”
Police officers including Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Zonal Officer Sadar along with local police teams reached the spot and helped the fire brigade personnel.
Ved Prakash Tripathi, who works in the factory, told that ‘maintenance work has been started to run the factory again, during which the fire broke out.’

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