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Major fire breaks out in fishing harbour, dozens of boats engulfed

In Andhra Pradesh, a massive fire broke out in Visakhapatnam fishing harbour. The fire that started with the first boat eventually spread to 40 boats.

Several fire tenders reached the spot to control the fire. Police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.

“The fire broke out on a boat at Vishakhapatnam fishing harbour and then spread to nearly 35 fibre-mechanised boats at midnight. Police and fire teams responded immediately. The fire was brought under control. Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. A case has been filed and an investigation is underway”, DCP Anand Reddy tells media.