The police and fire fight teams were trying to determine the cause of fire that has gutted trees and temporary structure in the premises.
Jaipur: A major fire broke out in Rose Garden, a marriage lawn, adjacent to Entertainment Paradise (EP) in Jaipur’s Jawhar Circle area on Thursday. Almost a dozen fire tenders were pressed into service as the fire threatened to spread to nearby homes.
The police and fire fighting teams were trying to determine the cause of fire that has gutted trees and temporary structure in the premises. A huge crowd of people gathered outside the garden. The place is used for organizing wedding receptions.
According to preliminary reports, a temporary structure made of wood and thermocol caught fire when a welding work was in progress nearby. There was garbage of cartons lying around.
Panic gripped the area as there were reports of LPG cylinders exploding following the fire.
The movie shows at EP were in progress when the fire broke out, adding to the panic.
Flames and smoke emanating from the garden could be seen from far away. People climbed on the rooftop of nearby homes to watch the blaze.
Police had to cordon off the area to keep onlookers at bay.
“The cause of fire is yet unknown. Our priority is to contain it before it spreads to nearby homes. Dozens of fire tenders have been pressed into service,” said a fire department officer.
There were no reports of any casualty.
Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) sealed the marriage garden and constituted a committee to probe whether any negligence on part of the garden owners caused the fire. The committee will investigate if firefighting arrangements were in place. The committee will prepare a report within the next seven days.
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