Over 30 shops gutted in major fire at Madurai temple complex

WION Web Team
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India Published: Feb 03, 2018, 03.05 AM(IST)

More than five fire tenders were present at the spot. Photograph:( ANI )

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The fire was controlled before it spread to the main temple area, Madurai collector Veera Raghava Rao was quoted as saying

Over 30 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out at Madurai's Meenakshi Amman temple complex on Friday.

A media outlet quoted a fire and rescue officer as saying that the fire started at a toy shop inside the pillar hall of the temple around 10 pm.

The fire was controlled before it spread to the main temple area, Madurai collector Veera Raghava Rao was quoted as saying by the media outlet. She added that the temple had been re-opened for devotees and that a probe had been launched into the incident.

The fire was controlled in five hours by over 60 personnel, the media report said. 

More than five fire tenders were present at the spot.

No casualties have been reported.

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