Major fire in Kolkata's biggest wholesale market

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Kolkata, Jan 12 : A major fire broke out in a section of Burrabazar, the city's biggest wholesale market in the early hours of Saturday, gutting several buildings housing tarpaulin and cloth shops.

According to sources, altogether 34 fire-tenders have been trying to douse the flames that started in a house on Jamnalal Bajaj Street at about 2 a.m..

Shortage of water supply from the nearby Mullickghat pumping station to the area due to power cut compounded the problem for fire-fighters, the sources said.

There was no report of any injury or casualty.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

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