Guntur: A major fire broke out in the Sri Chakra Oil Mill at P Ramachandrapuram area under Anaparti Mandal in East Godavari district in the early hours of Wednesday.
Though the exact reasons are yet to be ascertained, police and fire service personnel believe that electrical short-circuit could have caused the mishap.
As per the reports, the incident took place around 9 am. Huge quantity of oil and machinery were gutted in the fire while thick smoke rose by over 80mts. However, there were few people in the mill and each escaped unhurt.
Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire. Police and revenue officials will estimate the loss of property once the situation is bought under complete control. The incident triggered a panic situation in the village as fire service personnel were struggling to control the fire.