Furniture showroom at Nuvem gutted

Margao: A fire at a furniture showroom on Friday evening resulted in a huge loss to the owner. The incident kept the fire stations at Margao and Verna on toes.

The furniture showroom owned by Pradeep Colaco near the Holy Rosary Convent in Nuvem caught fire at 6.54 in the evening on Thursday. The showroom was completely gutted by 7.15 pm. As the fire couldn’t be contained, the Verna fire station called for backup from Margao, Curchorem, Vasco and Ponda stations.

Smoke started emanating from the site again on the Friday afternoon after which the Verna fire station rushed back and contained the fire. [H]