A massive fire broke out in a five-storey building in Bagri Market area of Kolkata in the wee hours today. According to news agency ANI, at least 30 fire tenders are on the spot and efforts are underway to douse the flames.
It said that no casualties have been reported so far. The local administration officials have reached the incident site and are monitoring the situation. A report in The Indian Express said that the area is yet to be full evacuated. Bagri market is one of the busiest retail and wholesale markets in the city.
The fire broke out at around 2:30 am inside a shop in the building and spread rapidly due to a large stock of inflammable items.
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee confirmed that no injuries have been reported so far and senior officials including Kolkata Police Commissioner and Fire Brigade Director General are overlooking the firefighting efforts.
Latest visuals: 30 fire tenders now at the spot in Bagri market on Canning Street in Kolkata where a fire broke out earlier today pic.twitter.com/FhhOWVpDEG
— ANI (@ANI) September 16, 2018
“The fire broke out at 2:45 am. We are trying our best but firefighting operation is tough here because of the number of buildings. No injuries have been reported,” Chatterjee said, reported ANI.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials involved in the operation said, adding that priority is to contain the fire.