Fire Guts Chemical Factory in Kolkata


Kolkata: A major fire gutted a section of a chemical factory in Kolkata’s Lake Town area on Saturday evening. Although no one is injured in the incident property worth in lakhs has been reduced to ashes, said officials.

The fire was reported after locals saw smoke coming out of the factory and informed fire brigade. Seven fire trucks were rushed to the area and contained the inferno. The reason causing the fire is not yet known, said fire officials.

However, the locals reported that he factory stored massive quantities of highly explosive chemicals without proper infrastructure and the incident may have been sparked off by a chemical reaction.