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Major fire engulfs VUDA building and employees and visitors become panic

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Monday, October 23, 2017

A major fire engulfed first floor of the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority administrative building on Monday.

The first and second floors have the Commercial Taxes Department. There were no casualties or injuries but created a tension officials and workers in the nine-floor building. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control. There was panic and all the employees and visitors ran out of the building.

The District Fire Officer said that 40 personnel were deployed and it took them two and half hours to douse the ire. They broke the windows panes of the floor and entered the section where the fire was severe. The teams also visited all the floors of the building to ensure they were safe. He said that the fire supply to the building was stopped immediately and people escaped through the staircase and the fire exit.