Kolkata: A massive fire broke out in the residential area of Bagbazar in Kolkata. There are 10 fire engines on the spot. The sounds of cylinder blast have also been heard in the area. Traffic stopped at Central Avenue.
A police officer said that several houses in the slum on Shirod Vidyavinod Avenue near Bagh Bazar Women's College were engulfed in flames and fire vehicles were dispatched to the spot. Officials said that the sound of explosions was heard in the slum. Police suspect that the explosions occurred in gas cylinders kept in homes due to the fire. He said that at present there is no report of any casualty.
A senior Kolkata Police official said, 'The cause of the fire has not been known. Fire crews are working to extinguish the fire with full vigor and hope to control it soon.