Kolkata: A fire broke out at a high-rise office building located in Kolkata’s Park Street on Monday, reported news agency ANI. Also Read - West Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari Resigns as State Transport Minister, Cracks Widen In Trinamool Congress
According to reports, the fire at the Apeejay House broke out at around 11 am. The reason behind it is suspected a short circuit in the bank server located on the fifth floor of the building. Also Read - Majerhat Bridge: Kolkata Awaits Lifeline as PWD, Railways Slug it Out
As per latest reports, ten fire tenders are currently on the spot and efforts to douse the fire are underway. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Reacts To Shakib Al Hasan's Apology For Visiting Kali Puja, Questions Religious Faith
Photos posted by news agency ANI and Twitter users show black smoke coming out of the building.
“Several fire tenders are busy in dousing the flames,” an official said.
Efforts are being made to evacuate the building, which houses several corporate offices and headquarters of the Apeejay Surendra Group.
“Initially, light smoke was seen around 11 am, but by 11.30 flames were seen gushing out of windows with thick black smoke,” eyewitnesses said.