Fuel tanker inferno burns 6 vehicles, 2 shops

Shimla: A commercial fuel tanker vehicle catching fire past the mid night hour and the flames engulfed 6 other vehicles and two nearby buildings in Bilaspur.

Fire officer Prem Lal Thakur said that the loaded fuel tanker (HP-69-0756) belonging to one Raman Anand Filling Station caught fire in the wee hours at about 3.30 a.m.

Uncontrollable flames soon erupted and burnt down two scooters, a jeep, a car and another truck parked nearby.

Fire also spread to a nearby shop and an eatery, causing heavy losses to the two establishments.

Fire tenders that were rushed to the spot were only able to douse the flames after an hour of fire-fighting.

District administration officials have put the loss at about Rs 25 lakhs. A case has been registered to ascertain the cause of the fire accident.

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