Around 20 shanties have been utterly gutted in a serious fireplace which broke (*20*) in the town’s Topsia space on Tuesday afternoon, a fireplace division official stated. At least six fireplace tenders have been pressed into service to regulate the blaze, which was first noticed round 3.30pm, he stated.
“No one was injured in the fire. Our officers are trying their best to douse the flames,” the official added.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the spot.
A fire broke out at a Durga Puja pandal, the place the idol immersion is but to happen, at round 6.20 am on Wednesday at FD Block in Salt Lake.
Fortunately, no one was injured, however the pandal was completely gutted. The blaze was introduced below management by 4 fire tenders. West Bengal minister for fire and emergency companies Sujit Bose visited the spot.
“The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire tenders reached the spot within 15 minutes. But the pandal was damaged before the fire brigade personnel could reach the spot,” Bose stated.
Local residents stated closed circuit TV (CCTV) cameras have been dismantled at night time on Tuesday, because the idols have been to be immersed afterward Wednesday.