Fire guts Kolkata leather factory

March 19th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) A devastating fire broke out at a leather processing workshop in the eastern fringes of Kolkata Wednesday morning. No casualty was reported.

“The fire broke out at a leather factory, Colour India, at Tangra. Altogether 20 fire tenders were pressed into service, a fire official said.

He said the blaze was brought under control after two hours of fire fighting.

The fire spread quickly since a huge quantity of inflammable substances was stored in the factory.

There was no adequate in-built fire fighting system on the premises, the official said.

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