Fire breaks out at high-rise apartments in Kolkata's Bhawanipur; 10 fire engines deployed, no casualties so far

A major fire broke out on the 16th floor of an apartment complex in south Kolkata on Monday. No casualties have been reported so far

FP Staff March 30, 2020 14:43:36 IST
Fire breaks out at high-rise apartments in Kolkata's Bhawanipur; 10 fire engines deployed, no casualties so far

A major fire broke out on the 16th floor of an apartment complex in south Kolkata on Monday. No casualties have been reported so far.

According to local media reports, the incident took place at the posh South City Galaxy apartments in the city's Bhawanipur area. More than 10 fire engines were rushed to the spot and fire fighters have deployed a hydraulic ladder to douse the flames.

As per a report by Hindustan Times, Jagmohan, the director-general of the fire brigade, said, “No one is trapped and no one has been injured.”

In the pictures of the building shared on social media, plumes of smoke can be seen billowing out of the building.

A user even shared a short clip of the devastating fire.

The fire resulted from a short circuit that spread across the 17th floor of the residential apartment, local media reported.

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