A major fire broke out in the aquarium shop of a commercial building at busy Vazhuthacaud in the heart of the Kerala capital on Friday, 10th February. The shop where the fire broke out in the afternoon, was completely gutted.
Thick black smoke was billowing from the building, located on M P Appan Road, local residents said. Several units of fire services personnel rushed to the spot and were trying to contain the flames, police said, adding that more details would be available later. Seeking to avoid further dangers, people were being hastily evacuated from nearby houses and other buildings, they added.