Kolkata market blaze will take 72 hours to be doused

Kolkata, Sep 17 : A massive fire that broke out in Kolkata's Bagri Market will be completely doused only after 72 hours, a fire official said on Monday.

"We have been able to contain the fire till the top floor.

But to completely douse the fire, we need 72 more hours," said Tushar Kanti Sen, Deputy Director (East Zone), West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services.

He said that controlling the pocket fires was taking time as the building was stuffed with goods.

Bagri Market, a part of Kolkata's largest trading hub Burrabazar, had a huge stock of inflammable articles like perfumes, cosmetics and pharmaceutical goods when the fire broke out on Sunday morning.

An official said some of the firefighters suffered minor injuries.



Source: IANS