Alappuzha, Apr 27: One of the oldest coconut oil producing mills at Chungam in this town was completely gutted in fire early on Saturday morning. The fire broke out at around 5 am at Babu Oil Mill, following which seven fire force units rushed to the spot and took more than three hours to douse the fire, police said.
Police suspected short circuit as the reason for the massive fire in which a lorry parked in front of the mill was also gutted. Babu Oil Mill, the oldest one in the town, was established 75 years ago. The total loss is yet to be estimated, sources added. (UNI)