Piku Mukherjee, Mousumi Das, Kharagpur: A massive fire broke out in a rag warehouse near Kharagpur bus-stop on Sunday afternoon. Three fire tenders reached at the spot. The Kharagpur local police and the Kharagpur town police reached at the spot.
However, no loss of life is reported even though the blaze spread quickly from the rag warehouse to a local hotel of the area and then it has spread in oil warehouse. The area is now covered with dense black smoke.The rescue team is still trying hard to control the fire from spreading further.
A fire department official said “The exact cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained initially they assumed that it can be due to short circuit but one the fire is under control they will investigate to find out the actual reason.” He also added that as the fire has spread in an oil warehouse it will take time to take the fire under control, the warehouse had some old oil barrels where the fire has already spread and taken a huge shape, few barrels have exploded. An extra fire tender is kept for any emergency situation.
The police official said that as there was a scheduled Ram Navami procession in the area, after the news of massive fire broke out a panic was spread, so a large number police is being deployed in the area to keep strict vigil on the people.