Fire Breaks Out At Regional Passport Office

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Kolkata: A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of Akash Tower near Ruby hospital on Friday night which engulfed the building quickly.

As many as 12 fire engines rushed to the scene and firemen are currently fighting the massive blaze.

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The regional Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and office of a regional infotainment channel are located in the commercial building.

“Passport Seva Kendra (PSK Kolkata) is situated at the ground floor of the building and two privately run hospitals- Ruby General Hospital and Desun Hospital- are located metres away from the scene,” as per state fire and emergency services reports.

“Our men are trying their best to douse the fire before it reaches to other floors of Akash Tower,” the official added.

A local police official confirmed that no casualty has been reported so far.

“As it’s a commercial facility and the fire started at midnight, no person is believed to be trapped inside the building,” the police officer told.