Vetapelam: Major fire broke out at Cotton Corporation of India godown at Challareddypalem near Vetapalem in Prakasam District. According to reports, Cotton bales worth more than Rs. 30 crore were damaged. The inciodent broke out at late night on Thursday. reduced to ashes in a major fireaccident at a late on Thursday night.
Five fire tenders have reached the spot and are trying their best to bring things under control. Prakasam District Assistant Fire Officer Burra Venkatasurya Ramprakash said, ”We were able to save one-fourth of the stock and bring the situation under control.” Prakasam District Collector Sujatha Sharma, who rushed to the spot, said cotton bales worth over Rs. 30 crore were destroyed in the flames which continued to rage on Friday.