A massive fire broke out on Sunday morning at a building located in central Kolkata’s Bagri Market area. The incident took place at around 2:45 am on September 16, 2018. Around 30 fire engines were spotted at the area to control the massive fire at Bagri market which is situated in the Canning street of Kolkata. According to the sources, no loss of lives has been reported so far. As soon as the news spread, the fire engines were sent to the location. Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee was noted saying that the firefighting operation will be tough to handle because of the number of buildings in the affected area. Chatterjee told ANI that they are trying their level best to control the situation in the best way possible.
ANI took to its official Twitter account to share the latest photos of the spot affected by the massive fire.
As per the reports, the fire in the building started at the ground floor of the 5 storied building. The building located at the 71 Canning Street houses trading outlets and several numbers of medical shops. The fire was massive and the whole area was engulfed with black smoke.
The traffic department of Kolkata took to their official Twitter account to share the traffic updates. In the post, they wrote that due to a fire incident, Rabindra Sarani in between M.G. Road & Podder Court and Canning Street in between Brabourne Road & Rabindra Sarani is closed to traffic.
Earlier today, a major fire broke out in Delhi’s Udyog Nagar area. According to sources, 30 fire tenders were spotted at the affected location. No loss of lives has been reported so far. As per the reports, the fire has engulfed the top floor of the 2 storey building.