MY KOLKATA EDUGRAPH
ADVERTISEMENT
regular-article-logo Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Major fire breaks out in Calcutta's Dum Dum area, several shanties gutted

At least eight fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, as thick smoke and flames were seen billowing from the shanties

PTI Calcutta Published 13.04.24, 02:14 PM
Smoke billows after a fire broke out in a slum at Chatakol of Dumdum area, in North 24 Parganas district

Smoke billows after a fire broke out in a slum at Chatakol of Dumdum area, in North 24 Parganas district PTI

A major fire broke out in Dum Dum area of Calcutta on Saturday morning, gutting several shanties in a slum, officials said.

However, no casualties have been reported so far in the incident that took place in Mela Bagan in Dum Dum area.

ADVERTISEMENT

At least eight fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, as thick smoke and flames were seen billowing from the shanties, which were predominantly made of plastic and other flammable materials, they said.

"Firefighting operations are underway as fire tenders are facing difficulties in accessing the location due to contested alleys but are trying our best to use alternate methods to douse the blaze," a fire department official said.

The cause of the blaze, however, is yet to be ascertained.

State fire minister Sujit Bose said that robots will be deployed wherever fire tenders are unable to access the spot.

CPI (M)'s Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat Sujan Chakraborty reached the spot and appealed to everyone to help the affected people.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

RELATED TOPICS

Follow us on:
ADVERTISEMENT