Akola, May 20 : A major fire broke out at an oil factory unit in Akola district of Maharashtra on Tuesday night, gutting the entire premises and causing significant material damage, sources said here on Wednesday. According to the sources the blaze erupted at around 2000 hrs on Tuesday in the private unit located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area where oil used in inverters and automobiles was manufactured.
Firefighters rushed to the spot and managed to quell the flames within an hour, said sources. The oil and other significant material kept in the premises were completely destroyed in the inferno. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualties were reported in the incident. Further probe is underway, sources added. (UNI)