Kolkata: An elderly woman died and another man sustained injuries in a fire that broke out at a two- storey building in the city’s Kalighat area early on Thursday, police sources here said. Also Read - Festivals Are Important But Not More Than Human Lives: SC Dismisses Plea Against Firecrackers Ban in West Bengal

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse to the flames — spotted around 4.40 am — the sources said. Also Read - Huge Fire Breaks Out in Slum Near Kolkata, CM Mamata Banerjee Visits Spot

It took the fire fighters around two hours to bring the blaze under control.

Two of them a 74-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man — were rushed to a nearby hospital with burn injuries.

The woman, however, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, while the man is currently undergoing treatment, the sources said.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated, they added.