Fire breaks out at auto air conditioner factory in Manesar

Gurgaon: A major portion of an automobile air conditioner manufacturing factory was gutted on Sunday in a fire, a fire officer said.

Over one dozen fire tenders were pressed into service after the fire was reported at Subros company in Sector 8 of Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar around 2.30 pm.

A fire officer said around 200 workers were present when the fire broke out at the company premises, in the vicinity of Maruti Udyog Limited. According to a report in DNA, more than a dozen fire trucks rushed to the spot to douse the flames that had already damaged crores of property.

While the company officials said it was due to an electrical short-circuit, several factory workers said the fire was sparked by a leak from a commercial liquefied petroleum gas cylinder.

Updated Date: May 29, 2016 20:37 PM