Kolkata: A major fire broke out at a garment godown in Posta near the Sundari park on Thursday. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control.
According to the fire services, the fire broke out at 3 in the afternoon. The locals first spotted smoke from a garments shop, which was closed, at Posta’s Shibtala lane. The immediately informed the fire service and 2 tenders were immediately pressed into service. Later on, 3 more were rushed to the spot.
The Kolkata Police and disaster management team of Kolkata Police were also present at the spot. The fire officials were not being able to enter the shop due to thick smoke. Later on, the used oxygen and masks and entered.
This shop has a tradition to perform Lakshmi Puja during Kali Puja. Hence, puja was on during Wednesday night. The fire service assumes that the fire broke out from some of the things used during puja.