Early morning blaze at LIC Building, three injured
A fire broke out early on Sunday on the third floor of LIC Building on Central Avenue, barely 500m from Moon House on GC Avenue where a fire had claimed two lives on Friday night.
Eyewitnesses said they were awakened by explosion-like sounds around 3am on Sunday and saw black fumes coming out of the fourth floor of LIC Building at 22 Central Avenue.
Some residents of the area alerted police and the fire services department.
Five fire tenders reached the spot and took more than an hour to control the blaze.
The three people who were inside a canteen in the building when the fire broke out were evacuated. They suffered burns and were taken to SSKM Hospital.
“The fire appears to have started from some inflammable items in the kitchen,” said an official of the fire services department.