Copra drier unit at Mitha Khari gutted

Port Blair
16 Oct 2017

A copra drier unit at Mitha Khari in South Andaman was gutted in a mishap on Sunday. The inferno was reported at around 3.15 pm yesterday in the drier unit after which fire fighters from FS Ferrargunj led by Assistant Sub Inspector Basheer reached the spot and brought the blaze under control. Several gunny bags containing coconuts were destroyed while losses were also caused to the machinery installed in the premises, according to sources.
The copra drier unit at Mitha Khari met with fire accidents in at least three occasions in the recent months reportedly due to lack of adequate safety measures in the premises. Fire fighters rushed to spot with tenders and prevented the fire from spreading to adjacent areas after a planned operation. While cause of the fire is believed to be electric short-circuit, procedures are underway to estimate precise the amount of losses caused in the mishap. (EOIC)