Fire guts three buildings in Kolkata

November 20th, 2007 - 10:21 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Nov 20 (ANI): A major fire broke out in a three-storied building in Kolkata’s Elgin Road in the early hours of Tuesday, gutting three buildings inside an industrial estate in Kshidirpur area.

However, no casualties were reported.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a short circuit caused the fire in a warehouse, which quickly spread to the neighbouring buildings.

“The fire started around 11:30-11:45 and it spread to the neighbouring buildings from a warehouse storing manufactured refrigerators. It spread rapidly from here and became uncontrollable,” said, Babloo Karim, an eyewitness.

“The fire broke out in three factories and the ceilings collapsed as a result of which, it took time for us to extinguish the fire, said A.K. Mukherjee, Divisional Fire Officer, West Bengal Fire Service, Biyala Division, adding that no casualty was reported.
It took more than two hours for 20 fire engines to douse the fire. (ANI)

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