A fire broke out in a jetty area here in the early hours of Monday and gutted at least 15 fishing boats, officials said. The cause of the fire, which broke out around 1am and was doused by 4am, is yet to be ascertained, according to officials.
The fire broke out in a town jetty area where fishing boats were anchored. After receiving information about the blaze, firefighters rushed to the spot, Visakhapatnam District Fire Officer S Renukayya told PTI.
"We pressed 12 fire tenders into service and took help from the National Disaster Response Force and the Visakhapatnam Port Trust,” he said.
The officer said there are no reports of any casualties so far.