A tyre warehouse in Haryana was gutted in a major fire on Saturday. No one was injured in the incident, an official said.
The warehouse, built on 2.5 acres of land, was situated in Bilaspur town on National Highway 8, some 32 km from Gurgaon. It was shared by firms that supplied tyres to Maruti, Honda and Hero Moto Corp.
The fire broke out at 3 a.m.
Twenty fire tenders were pressed into service. Due to an accident at 5 a.m., the National Highway lane from Delhi to Jaipur near Manesar was blocked. The fire fighters were then sent to the spot through the Pataudi road. "It took about half an hour to reach the spot as the vehicles had to cover 15 km extra," said fire officer Ishwar Singh Kashyap.
Mr Kashyap told IANS, "The No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire department was not obtained by the owner of the warehouse."
The roof sheds of the warehouse in about one acre collapsed, making it difficult to bring the fire under control.
The firemen had to work hard to protect an Indian Oil petrol pump near the warehouse.
The fire was brought under control by 10 a.m. but could not be completely doused even after 15 hours of the incident.