Kolkata: A fire broke out in four garment shops in Bidhan market’s Tula Patti at Siliguri in West Bengal. Four fire tenders are present at the spot carrying out firefighting operations. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet. The cause of fire is believed to be a short-circuit. However, the exact reason is yet to be ascertained. More details are yet awaited.
The incident comes a few days after a fire broke out at an under-construction tallest residential skyscraper ‘The 42’ in Kolkata.
On November 29, the state fire department made fire audit compulsory for high-rises and shopping malls once in a year. Besides, similar rules have been imposed on business establishments.
In September, West Bengal capital Kolkata witnessed a major fire-related incident as a massive blaze broke out at Bagree Market in Burrabazar area. As per the officials, it took at least three days for the flames to be brought under ‘complete’ control.
The fire gutted at least 1,000 business establishments inside the G+5 building, causing huge losses to traders ahead of Durga Puja.
Following the incident, the state government directed the police and the fire department to find out the cause of the fire and initiate strict legal action against those found guilty. An FIR was registered against owners of the building.