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Massive Fire Destroys Vegetable Seeds and Food Grains Worth Rs 2 Crore in Bidar

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Bidar: In a major fire accident, a large quantity of vegetable seeds and food grains stored in a warehouse in Bagdal village in the taluk were reduced to ashes on Thursday evening.

The fire broke out in a warehouse belonging to Baqi Seth of the village, who is a vegetable seed dealer. In the fire accident, onion seeds, which were stored in large quantities, were burned.

Chia, amaranth seeds, soybeans, tur, PVC pipes, and other items were also burned to ashes. The warehouse also developed cracks due to the intensity of the heat generated by the fire accident.

The fire was extinguished after two and a half hours of effort from a team of 18 firefighters from the Fire and Emergency Department. The timely intervention prevented further damage, and the warehouse is located near an old hospital and residential area. The fire department staff successfully contained the fire, preventing it from spreading or causing damage to nearby areas.

According to local sources, the fire and emergency department received information about the incident in the evening. Three fire tenders, two from Bidar and one from Humnabad, rushed to the spot, said District Fire Officer Ravindra A. Ghatage, adding that the fire was brought under control after continuous effort for two and a half hours.

No casualties were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The owner of the warehouse, Baqi Seth, said that the loss in the accident is estimated to be around ₹2 crore. The 150×140-foot warehouse stored onions, chia, amaranth, 65 bags of soybeans, 50 bags of tur, PVC pipes, and other items. All of them were burned in the accident, he said.

He said that the vegetable seeds prepared by them are sent to various states of the country, including Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh.

Bagdal police station sub-inspector Ningappa Mannur visited the spot and inspected it.

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