Muktsar, July 15
A fire broke out in the fuel storage area of a biomass plant at Channu village in Lambi on Friday night.The plant is owned by Pawanpreet Singh ‘Bobby’ Badal, a cousin of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot.Bikar Singh Channu, a resident of the village, said the village residents came to know of the fire at about 5 am. “The exact cause of fire is not known yet. But it seems the fire broke out at midnight,” said Channu.
Baldev Singh, sub fire officer, Malout, said, “We got the call around 4.20 am. Seven fire vehicles are still trying to douse the flames. The fire tenders from neighbouring towns of Gidderbaha, Muktsar, Bathinda and Abohar have been pressed into service. Luckily, there is no other loss except to the paddy stubble stored on nearly three acres.”
Bobby Badal said, “This happens during the monsoon season; because of moisture at times there is internal fuel combustion.”