A massive fire broke out in a 7-storey building situated in Surat's Raghuvir textile market in Saroli area during the wee hours on Tuesday. While there was no report of any casualty so far, the fire brigade declared a 'brigade call' and deployed over 60 fire tenders, water tankers and hydraulic ladders from across the city to douse the blaze, an official said.
The fire brigade got a call around 4 am about the blaze in Raghuvir Celeum Center, a large textile market located in Saroli area, said the official. Several shops were gutted in the blaze which spread rapidly because of the dress material and other cloth items stored there, the official mentioned.
"It is a large textile market complex where traders had kept various dress material and apparel in their shops. The stock led the fire to spread quickly," Surat's deputy municipal commissioner NV Upadhyay said.
Hectic fire fighting efforts were on, but the blaze was yet to be contained, said Upadhyay, who is in-charge of fire services in the Surat Municipal Corporation.
During a 'brigade call', all the available fire fighting vehicles in the city are required to reach the spot.
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