A major fire broke out in the construction firm of industrialist Sekar Reddy in T Nagar on Tuesday morning.
Immediately, fire tenders from Teynampet and other nearby stations rushed to the spot around 8.15 am. A hydraulic fire tender was also rushed to the spot and three Metro Water lorries were roped in to fetch water. As many as 60 fire personnel struggled for about two hours to bring the fire under control around 10.30 am. While a thick blanket of smoke covered the entire area, traffic came to a standstill in the busy T Nagar in the peak traffic hours. Fire officer Mohammed Shah said that the smoke was trapped inside the building as it had glass walls. This made it difficult for the firefighters to enter the premises.
Meanwhile, Sekar Reddy has issued a statement claiming that no one was hurt in the accident and there was no major loss to property, except a few furniture. While he said he suspected a short circuit to have caused the fire, the Mambalam police have registered a case and further investigation is on.