Fire breaks out at multi-storey building in Kolkata

Smoke billows out of a window after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a high-rise office building at Park Street, in Kolkata on Monday. PTI

A major fire broke out at a multi-storied building in Park Street area on Monday. However, no casualty has been reported so far and the occupants of the building were safely evacuated, fire brigade officials said. 

 
According to the details provided by fire brigade team, at around 11 am locals noticed light smoke coming out of the fifth floor of Apeejay House which houses more than 50 offices. Within 15 minutes flames were seen gushing out of the windows. 
 
“There has been no loss of lives or injuries in the incident. The fire is under control. The reason for the fire, however, is yet to be ascertained,” Jag Mohan, Director General of West Bengal Fire Services told DH. Ten fire engines rushed to the spot and currently the fire is under control. 
 
The incident has caused traffic congestion in the area.
 
Fire Brigade officials confirmed that the fire safety measures of the building functioned properly and played a key role in dousing the flames on time.

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