Cuttack: A major fire broke out at Saraswat Printing Press situated at Dargha Bazar of Cuttack city.
Though no loss of life was reported, property worth lakhs of rupees including several old books, magazines, and printing materials is expected to have been gutted in the fire.
According to sources, locals residing on the top floor of the press spotted smoke emanating from the press at around 3 am and immediately informed the Fire service department about the same.
Three fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the inferno successfully.
As many as three persons were rescued from the spot. A short circuit is said to have caused the accident. The extent of damage is yet to be ascertained.