Kolkata Park Street fire highlights: State minister Sovan Chattopadhyay reached the spot to take stock of the situation

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New Delhi | Updated:Nov 05, 2018 5:38:26 pm

Kolkata Park Street fire highlights: A massive fire broke out in an eight-storey building in Kolkata's Park Street area this morning at 11 am

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Kolkata Park Street fire highlights: A massive fire broke out in an eight-storey building in Kolkata’s Park Street area this morning at 11 am. As many 12 fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the fire at Apeejay House, which has a number of offices. All people have been evacuated from the building. The fire may have started because of the short circuit, however, the reason behind the incident is yet to be confirmed by authorities.

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    16:39 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Cause of the fire not yet known

    Hours after a building in Park Street caught fire, the cause of the incident is not yre known. However some reports suggest that there was some short circuit in the building, there is no confirmation on it yet. There is no report of casualty or loss of property. 

    15:53 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Fire under control now

    The building is located in the Park Street which is the city's foremost dining district, with many restaurants, pubs and offices located in the area. At least 10 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames that started in an office in the fifth floor of the building. The fire was brought under control at about 1.00 pm, the official said.

    15:44 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Traffic movement affected

    Due to the fire, vehicular movement was regulated in and around the Park Street and traffic was affected in the southern areas of the metropolis. In March, 2010, a devastating fire at Stephen Court', near Apeejay House, claimed 43 lives.

    15:24 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Policemen have been deployed in the area

    The fire department brought in hydraulic ladder and other equipments to fight the blaze. Disaster management personnel and a large number of policemen were also deployed. Police said that people were evacuated safely from the building, which houses offices of several companies and is also the headquarters of Apeejay Surendra Group.

    14:58 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Flames seen at 11 am: Witness

    "Initially, light smoke was seen around 11 am, but by 11.30 flames were seen gushing out of windows with thick black smoke," an eyewitness is quoted by ANI as saying.

    14:09 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Image of the fire incident

    Here is an image of the fire incident

    Photo: Shashi Ghosh
    13:54 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Another video of the incident
    13:52 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    State minister Sovan Chattopadhyay has reached the spot

    The news of the fire went to the spot, Fire Service Minister of West Bengal Sovan Chattopadhyay and DC South Miraj Khalid have reached the spot after the incident. The building has been closed down, after fire broke out at around 11 am in the morning.

    13:39 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Video of Park Street fire incident
    13:37 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Bagri market incident

    This fresh incident of fire accident comes days after in Bagri market incident. The fire was doused after 17 hours, as firefighters were initially finding it tough to control it as the area was congusted. A few years back, there was a massive fire in Chatterjee International and Stephen Court in Park Street. The memory the incident is still eched out in the minds of the people.

    13:27 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    No report of casualty, loss of property so far

    Till now, there are no reports of any casualty or loss of property. The building has been evacuated, the official added. As per fire tenders are dosing of flames in the building. Park Street is one of the busiest areas in the city, which houses lots of offices.

    13:21 (IST)05 Nov 2018
    Massive fire breaks out in a building in Kolkata's Park Street

    A massive fire broke out in a high-rise office building in Kolkata's Park Street on Monday morning at around 11 am. At least 12 fire tenders have reached the spot. As per an official the fire broke out in the fifth floor of the building, which houses a number of offices.

    There is no report of loss of life or property so far in the incident. The fire has been reported at around 11 am. The reason behind the accident is still unknown. Fire tenders have reached the spot.