HomeNATIONFire in Kolkata godown brought under control after 15 hrs: Official

Fire in Kolkata godown brought under control after 15 hrs: Official

A major fire that had broken out in a godown in Kolkata’s Tangra area was brought under control on Sunday morning after 15 hours of firefighting, an official said.

Altogether 15 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames that had engulfed the godown on Saturday evening and spread to an adjacent building, the official of the fire department said.

A total of 15 fire engines were present at the spot to douse the flames when the fire broke out in the tannery at around 6:30 pm on Saturday.

According to the official, the godown had in store rexine (synthetic leather) and other inflammable objects, including some chemicals, camphor oil and alcohol.

Fire and emergency services minister Sujit Bose told reporters that the narrow lanes have made it difficult for the fire tenders to enter the area. In a video shared by ANI, locals were seen taking water buckets from houses and filling a fire tender after it ran out of water.

Local people were also seen helping the fire tenders in the operation.

Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, criticised the Mamata Banerjee government over the fire department’s struggle in carrying out the rescue operation.

“Egiye Bangla in disastrous Disaster Management. Shame shame @MamataOfficial. The Fire & Emergency Services Department’s efficiency has gone down during your tenure,” Adhikari tweeted.

“Egiye Bangla” (Bengal surges ahead) is the official website of the state government.

(With inputs from agencies)

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