Minor fire at Kumbakonam Kumbeswarar temple

By PTI Published on Feb 14, 2018 10:33 AM IST

File photo of Adhi Kumbeswarar temple.

Kumbakonam: A minor fire broke out at the Sri Adhi Kumbeswarar temple here yesterday, the police said. It was immediately put out by the temple staff, they said.

There was no damage to property and no one was injured. The fire was caused by an LPG gas cylinder leak on the temple premises, the police said.

The mishap has occurred days after a fire on the premises of the famous Meenakshi temple in Madurai destroyed 40 shops.

A preliminary probe has revealed that the February 2 fire broke out due to an electrical short circuit in one of the shops situated near the 1,000-pillar hall. Following the blaze, the State government has directed holding of safety audits of big temples in the State.