KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Fire broke out at the underground parking area of the City Center in Kamalpokhari on Wednesday afternoon.
However, the inferno has been brought under control with the help of five fire engines, informed Kiran Kunwar, police inspector at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kamalpokhari.
The fire broke out around 1:30 this afternoon at the parking area of the shopping center, where generators and around 8000 liters of diesel had been stored for power supply during outage.
No human casualty has been reported so far; however, approximately properties worth Rs 10 million have been destroyed in the fire, said police, quoting Raj Kumar Banka, the manager at the City Center.
After the preliminary investigation, the police are assuming that the fire occured due to the overheated generators. The fire has completely destroyed the cable system and control panel board of the generators, filling the entire building with smoke.
The building was evacuated by the police following the incident.
Around 200 security personnel from Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force, had worked together to douse the fire and take the situation under control.