Fire breaks out at sweet workshop in Bhowanipore

first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out at the workshop of a leading sweet maker located in the top floor of a building at Abhay Sarkar Lane, adjacent to Jadu Babur Bazaar in Bhowanipore on Monday afternoon.Two fire tenders were pressed into service, who managed to bring the fire under control in less than half an hour. No one was injured in the incident. However, there was panic among the residents of the building as a thick column of smoke engulfed the area. The police received a call and immediately informed the fire brigade and the local police station. “The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. A probe will be conducted to find out whether there was fire safety measures in place. According to locals, the workshop was illegal as cooking was done there and many gas cylinders were stored inside. “We had complained to the local police but no steps were taken,” a local resident said. Local councillor Ashim Basu will hold a meeting with the residents of the building and will urge the police to take strong action against the sweet workshop that had several inflammable materials stored inside. Another fire was reported from a meter box at a building on Ramesh Mitra Road in Bhowanipore on Sunday night. A fire tender brought the situation under control within half an hour.last_img