Indore: An office of State Bank of India was gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in the wee hours of Saturday near GPO here, a fire official said.

A number of computers, air conditioners, imported furniture, files and almirahs with documents turned into carbon and ashes, fire officer Bhagirath Dabhi said.

The fire broke out in the loan department located on third floor of the SBI building around 3.30 am, and it was extinguished by early morning when two fire tenders were pressed into action, Dabhi said adding the fire might have been caused by short circuit.

(Agencies)

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