Fire damages property at SBI building in Nungambakkam

A fire broke out in the State Bank of India building on Pycrofts Garden Road in Nungambakkam on Friday morning, damaging office property on the third floor.

According to a senior Fire and Rescue Services officer, smoke was noticed by some employees on the third floor immediately after the offices in the building were opened. The Fire Control Room was alerted and fire tenders rushed to the spot.

The officer said all the bank officials were evacuated to prevent any accidents.

Fire engulfed the third floor of the building where SBI Life Insurance functions from. It was brought under control after more than two hours of fire fighting. Four fire tenders were deployed. Traffic was affected for a few hours on Haddows Road. As per the investigation, the fire could have been due to an electrical short circuit.

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