Haldiram’s store catches fire in Kolkata

August 28th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) A fire broke out at the store of Haldiram - one of India’s leading sweet and snacks company’s outlet in south Kolkata Thursday. No one was injured in the fire.The incident took place around 10.30 a.m. on the first floor of the Haldiram Building in south Kolkata’s Exide Crossing.

“It looks like there was a short circuit in the store. As a result, the plastic and pitch board packing boxes caught fire,” a senior fire brigade official said.

“The building has its own fire fighting system. Hence, we didn’t have to waste time looking for water and could stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the building,” he added.

The restaurant on the ground floor of the building remained unaffected.

According to employees, no major loss was reported. No one was injured in the accident.

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