Fire engulfs cotton worth 5 crore in Arvi


Wardha: A fire engulfed at Sri Ganesh Natural Fibers Company reduced2,000 cotton bales and 6,000 quintal cotton worthRs 5crore in the wee hours of Wednesday. As short- circuit is said to have caused the fire.

As per information available, the process of ginning and pressing was going on at Sri Ganesh Company at Arvi in Wardha district in the night shift on Tuesday. Employees Shyamlal Godhara and Rahul Manwar noticed the fire on one of the cotton vessels and even before he could act the fire spread out fast.

Fire tenders from Arvi Municipal Council, CAD, Pulgaon and Wardha Municipal Council were summoned to the spot and it was hard task for them to douse the flames and the operation lasted more than 9hours.