Howrah: A major fire broke out at the Fort William jute mill in Howrah’s Shibpur on Wednesday morning. At least 12 engines have been deployed in the area to douse the flames. Although no casualties have been reported so far, property worth in lakhs have reportedly been reduced to ashes.
The reason which caused the fire is not yet known but a short circuit is suspected to be the reason. Fire officials have evacuated the surrounding area and the situation is said to be under control although the fire is still raging.