IPL 2017: Fire hazard at Eden Gardens before KKR Vs KXIP match

Fire broke out one portion of Eden Gardens just before Kolkata Knight Riders Vs King XI Punjab match.

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Kolkata, April 13: There was a slight unrest at the Eden Gardens after a fire broke out in two of the AC units of the press box ahead of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match.

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Thankfully the firefighters reached the spot in time and the chaotic situation was brought under control very soon.

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The fire broke out near the press box adjoining TV-Radio room. Two AC compressor units caught fire.

The Economic Times quoted one of the firefighters who said: "No need to panic, it's a minor incident. We did not see any fire and only when the smoke was coming out we brought it under control. The AC units need to be shut off."

A team of 20 firefighters reached the stadium to control the situation. The fire broke out around 7:45 PM, just 15 minutes before the match started.

Gautam Gambhir led KKR take on Glen Maxwell's Punjab in a crucial match 11 of the IPL 2017. Gambhir winning the toss opted to field first.

KXIP have won the both the matches they have played and are at the top of the points table while KKR have won one and lost one.

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