New Delhi: A major fire broke out at a slum area in Kolkata’s Bagbazar locality on Wednesday evening. As per preliminary reports, over 25 fire tenders have rushed to the spot to bring the flame under control. The fire during the evening rush hours led to a massive traffic snarl in the area.
Reports suggest that the blaze has engulfed several houses in the slum on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women’s College near Chitpore Lock Gate Bridge.
Police said the blasts were heard in the slum which is suspected to be of gas cylinders. However, there were no reports of any casualty yet.