Bhubaneswar: A major fire broke out at a biscuit factory near Infosys Chhak in Patia area of Odisha capital late last night.
No casualties have been reported so far in the incident.
More than 12 fire tender units and around 100 fire personnel were engaged to douse the flames.
Besides, NDRF and ODRAF teams assisted them in the fire fighting.
The blaze was yet to be controlled till last reports came in for which the assessment of the damage is yet to be done.
“It is difficult to say about the time required to douse the fire. We are struggling to find a way to enter inside the factory. It is essential to remove stuffs like biscuits and oils from inside to control the fire,” a Fire official said.
The reason behind the fire mishap is yet to be ascertained.
On the other hand, the Directorate of Factories and Boilers has asked to shut the biscuit factory till completion of probe into the incident as its reply to a notice on fire safety was unsatisfactory earlier, reports said.