Kolkata: Fire broke out at Apeejay House server room at Park Street on Monday morning which is on the fifth floor of the building. Ten fire tenders have reached the spot.
Hydrolic ladder has been brought to reach the fifth floor. Fire extinguishing work underway. The ladder that been brought to put off the fire could not get used due to the size. Another small size ladder has been brought that can enter the place.
The fire sparked around 11 AM. Firefighters trying to put off the fire. Smoke still coming out of the building. People have been hindered from entering the place. The has been covered.
The fire is spreading in the area. People are panicked over the incident on this morning. Disaster management team has reached yo control the situation at the early stage.
Fire extinguishing work is underway. Disaster Management Team of Kolkata Police is controlling the crowd outside the building as panic sparked on the early morning. People could not forget the incident of Bagri Market which took place o n September 16. Stephen court memory of 2010 is still alive in peoples’ mind which had changed the scenario of Kolkata- 19.
Normal flow of traffic has been interrupted due to the incident. Gradually black smoke is taking over the place.
The roads from Mallickbazar from Park Street has been closed as the fire engulfing and spreading the area fast.
Kolkata welcomed 2012 with two huge fires – one in a multistorey building on the city’s popular entertainment zone, Park Street. No one was killed.
The fire broke out on the sixth floor of Apeejay House, an area known for its New Year parties, adjacent to The Park hotel and The Asiatic Society building. At least 12 fire-tenders were pressed into service to bring the blaze under control.
Kolkata had witnessed several big fires in the recent past. The AMRI Hospital inferno in south Kolkata last month killed at least 93 people. Earlier, a fire in Stephen House on Park Street in March 2010 killed many.