Jalpaiguri: A massive fire on Thursday gutted several shops at Banarhat Market in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, said fire officials. The fire has reduced properties worth in crores to ashes.
As per reports, fire brigade rushed to the spot soon after the incident was reported and deployed two engines to douse the flames. Although no one is injured in the incident, the accident highlighted the inadequate fire measures.
Fire officials said that it is still not clear what caused the fire but preliminary investigation suggests a short-circuit might be responsible.