Fire at New Secretariat building in Kolkata

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Kolkata, April 10:  A major fire today broke out in the multi-storeyed New Secretariat building in the central business district here with 20 fire tenders rushed to control the blaze.

The flame was brought under control after two hours of fire fighting, Fire Services Minister Javed Khan, who visited the spot, said.

WB: Fire at New Secretariat building

Fire department sources said 20 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot after fire started in the seventh floor of the building at around 10.30 AM.

"Fire fighters, armed with masks and oxygen cylinders, entered the core area of the fire," a fire brigade officer said. He said proper enquiry would be conducted to ascertain the cause of fire.

WB: Fire at New Secretariat building

There was no reports of any casualty, he said. Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee, whose office is located in the building, said that his room was damaged by the fire.

Asked about the extent of damage, Mukherjee said that even if one computer was damaged, lots of documents would get lost.


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