On Sunday morning, a major fire broke out in the commercial building in the city of Kolkata. Initial report suggests that the impact of the fire is more and can cause major loss to property, but there is no loss of any lives so far. The firefighters are trying to get control of the flame which is expected to spread in the nearby areas.
The fire was detected at around 7.45 am on the eighth floor of the building, the official said.
Till now, there were no reports of injury, the official said adding that it being a Sunday, all the work in the building were closed.
More than ten fire tenders are on the job.
Earlier this month in Kolkata, the fire broke out in one of the buildings on the 15th floor and later spread to the 16th floor. As the employees were yet to reach the building, initially 7 persons were initially trapped. As three were rescued by fire department and police, at least 4 of them came down on their own. Three of the rescued persons were admitted to SSKM hospital.
Javed Ahmed Khan, Fire and Disaster Management Minister, said as many as 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot with two hydraulic ladders. Sovan Chatterjee, the city mayor said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee, currently on tour to north Bengal, ordered him to take all precautionary measures.