Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Four lorries went up in flames inside the Chennai Port Trust area Sunday evening but tghe cause of the fire is not clear yet, officials said. The fire was brought under control by the tenders located in the port, they added.
"Four lorries stationed inside the port's gate number seven went up in flames suddenly. The fire is under control. The cause of fire is not known," a fire service personnel at the Chennai port told IANS.
The burning tyres caused a thick dark smoke to rise up in the area and smooth flow of traffic near the port was disturbed.
According to the port's fire service personnel, the trucks were not carrying oil and the cause of fire is not known yet.
An official of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services told IANS that their vehicles were kept on alert though there was no call for help from the port authorities.