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WB: Fire breaks out in abandoned godown at Armenian Ghat, no casualty

A major fire broke out at a godown, which was used for storing diesel and owned by Kolkata Port Trust, near Armenian Ghat in the city on Tuesday night.

The official said there was a high possibility of fire spreading to other adjacent establishments and 20 fire tenders were working for nearly one and a half hours to douse the blaze.

The fire was suspected to have been caused by around 20 barrels of diesel kept in the godown, West Bengal Fire Department Minister Sovan Chatterjee said after visiting the spot.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar also visited the site.

A huge fire swept through a godown on the banks of the Hooghly in Kolkata this evening. There have been no reports of any injury or casualty so far, sources said.

According to the Newspaper, Over 20 fire engines were rushed to the spot.Fire Brigade received a call about the flames just a few minutes after 8 pm. Though there was the entire river to get water from, accessing it was complicated and took some time.



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