Kolkata, Aug 7: A major fire broke out on Thursday, Aug 7 morning at the Writers Buildings here, and it took about two hours to douse it. The fire broke out in the E-Block, or the top floor of the Secretariat building at around 6:45 am.
Twelve firefighting engines were required to bring the blaze under control. No casualties were reported. Damage was limited to heaps of paper, documents and furniture of the departments of Refugee Rehabilitation, Fire and Municipal Affairs. Surrounding roads and offices were closed during the fire-dousing operation.
Forensic experts have been called in to investigate the cause of fire.