A fire broke out at Saraf House, a multi-storeyed building close to Raj Bhavan in central Kolkata, on Wednesday morning, a fire official said.
There was no immediate report of any casualties in the incident and the building was evacuated, even as Governor CV Ananda Bose came out of his official residence to have a look at the blaze.
Seven fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze that erupted in the building in Dalhousie area at 10.05am.
“The cause of the fire is yet to be known. We have evacuated the building as a precautionary measure. Efforts to douse the blaze are underway,” the official added.
“I came out to take a look at the fire. If there is any need, Raj Bhavan is ready to offer any help. Firefighters are doing a fine job,” the governor said.
Senior officials of Kolkata police have reached the spot.