Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out in a house at Kaikhali near Tata Gate. A 65 yeras-old person named, Nirmal Mondal has died in the fire incident. Three fire tenders reached the spot. Six houses have been gutted in fire.
The fire broke out at Kaikhali’s Mandal Gathi slum around 7 this evening and engulfed the entire settlement in no time.
State fire services minister Sujit Bose, under which Assembly segment comes the area, went to the spot to take stock of the situation. He was accompanied by councillors of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation.
“We have provided temporary shelter and arranged food for the families that have lost houses in the fire. Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will start new houses for them at the same spot from Saturday itself,” minister Bose told reporters.
People, who have been rendered homeless, alleged before the minister that the fire might have been caused by a factory located adjacent to the slum. The fire services department, however, yet to ascertain as to how the fire started.