Major fire at oil factory near Kolkata, no casualties

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Kolkata, Jul 11: A major fire broke out in an oil godown at Dankuni in Hooghly district but there was no report of any casualty or injury, police sources said today.

The fire broke out in the oil godown at Kharial area of Dankuni around 5.20 pm last evening and soon spread to nearby areas, the sources said.

Eighteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze around 9.30 pm last night, they said.

West Bengal Fire Services minister Javed Khan also rushed to the spot and supervised the fire fighting operation.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Industrial) Amitav Verma said a preliminary investigation reveal that some wielding work was going on the oil godown and spark from the wielding fell on an oil barrel and caught fire.


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