North 24 Parganas: A massive fire broke out at three hosiery factories at Ghola area in North 24 Parganas on Thursday night. Fire broke out in a factory in Bilkanda gram panchayat of Barrackpore last night and spread to two nearby factories.
20 fire tenders present at the spot to douse the flame. Fire fighting operations underway till morning. No injuries reported yet. Balaji processing and Srinjay Processing are the two of three factories.
According to local sources, there is no fire extinguish system in those factories. Due to other combustible substances, fire spread quickly. Fire Service Minister Sujit Basu came to the spot to tackle the situation. He said, ‘We will have to investigate whether there was a fire extinguishing system. The forensic experts will see how the fire took place. “
On the other hand, the people of the area staged protest after seeing the minister. The huge police force was deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.