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Fire breaks out in Calcutta airport in security check-in area, two fire tenders trying to douse the blaze

No casualty has been reported as of now, situation for now is also under control

Our Web Desk Calcutta Published 14.06.23, 10:18 PM
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  • Domestic flight services have been impacted
  • Long queues of passengers currently outside domestic entry gates at the departure terminal
  • International flight passengers are being checked in
  • 8 Fire tenders worked to bring the flames under control
  • Flames now doused after the fire raged for about an hour inside the passenger terminal
  • Fire broke out at the security hold of the airport. Preliminary assumption, from an electrical short circuit
  • Fire tenders used foams to douse flames. NDRF team also pressed to service
  • Passengers and airline staff had to be evacuated from the terminal since thick smoke engulfed the area
  • Airline services affected... Several flights remain stranded at parking bay.

A fire broke out near a departure gate of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.


Firefighting arrangements were pressed into service to douse the blaze as panic-stricken passengers were moved to a safe place, they said.

No casualty was reported.

The entire area inside the airport was engulfed with thick black smoke after the fire broke out at portal D near 3C departure gate at around 9.12 pm. The fire was fully extinguished by 9:40 PM.

“Since there was a rush of passengers, airport authorities took no chance and used their firefighters to douse it. At the moment, it is under control and the cooling process is being done,” a police officer said.

Officials said after an initial investigation that short circuit could be the reason for the fire.

In a tweet, the authorities stated, "All passengers have been safely evacuated, and the check-in process has been temporarily suspended due to the presence of smoke in the area. Check-in operations will resume by 10:15 PM."

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