Kolkata, Jan 12 (UNI) More than 2500 shops and seven houses were gutted in a major fire that broke out at Barabazar in central Kolkata early today.
Official sources said over 35 fire tenders were battling to douse the fire in Barabazar which is a large commercial hub and a densely populated area.
Disaster management team and RAF have been deployed in the area.
Senior police officials were supervising the fire fighting and rescue operations. The ravaging fire is reported to have spread to adjoining areas, sources added.
Reason behind the fire still not known and there are no reports of casualty so far. Further details are awaited.
UNI AS SP MSJ KP0847