WARDHA: A huge fire broke out in Tilak Market, Gol Bazaar area of city, on Sunday at around 9am. The blaze gutted 12 vegetable shops by the time it was extinguished by the fire brigade of municipal council and local people. Tilak Market, popularly known as Gol Bazaar, is the main vegetable market of city. Due to the 36-hour lockdown in the district, all shops in the area were closed.
A local resident Prashant Chaube said, “A homeless man who resides in the market was cleaning the area. Later when he was burning the garbage the fire suddenly caught the vegetable waste and in a short time it took a raging form. Immediately some other residents tried to douse the fire and also informed the fire department.”
The fire destroyed vegetable and fruits shops and some handcarts. This has caused significant loss to the small vegetable sellers. Due to the curfew, the small vegetable sellers had parked their handcarts in the Gol Market.