In the early hours of Sunday, a major fire broke out in Kolkata’s Bagri market . No injuries have been reported so far. According to reports, 30 fire tenders are at the spot trying to douse the fire at the market in Canning Street, a major trading hub in Kolkata.
Reports said that the disaster management group of Kolkata Police and civil defence unit were also at the spot to help douse the flames.
Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee said that the fire broke out at 2.45 am. They were trying their best, but firefighting operation was tough here because of the number of buildings. No injuries had been reported.
The fire started at ground floor of the five-storied building and spread rapidly due to huge stock of inflammable articles.” The building houses several medicine shops, jewellery and cosmetics trading outlets, the report said.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Traffic Police has closed roads around the area. In a tweet, the DCP Traffic, Kolkata, said that due to a fire incident, Rabindra Sarani in between MG Road and Podder Court and Canning Street in between Brabourne Road and Rabindra Sarani had been closed to traffic.”
The exact reason of the fire has not been ascertained yet.
Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee assured that an investigation would be conducted.
She said that her officials were working on it. Even the mayor had reached the spot. No casualties had been reported yet, and nobody was trapped inside the building. Though this kind of incident was not in their hands, an investigation would be done. More details were awaited.