Bhubaneswar: A major fire broke out following the explosion of a firecracker in government quarters located in the Unit 2 area in Bhubaneswar.
According to reports, the fire broke out at Type-2 quarters number 13/2 after the firecrackers stored in a room exploded.
Reportedly, the firecrackers were manufactured illegally in the quarters. The identification of the government staffer to whom the quarters were allotted is yet to be identified.
Questions are being raised if the original occupant was staying in the quarters or if it was rented to someone else.
No casualty was reported in the fire mishap. However, the government quarters suffered huge damage.
On being informed, a team of Fire Services personnel rushed to the spot and brought the flame under control. Further investigation is underway.