Kolkata: A major fire broke out in a plastic factory at Shairabad, Dhapa Road, Kolkata on Sunday afternoon. The blaze then slowly engulfed. The whole area in the vicinity becomes dark with thick black smoke.
According to the fire department ten engines are pressed to action and it took nearly two hours for the fire fighters to douse the fire. The fire in the plastic factory is fueled by winds. More than 50 people were left homeless who stay near the slum because of the fire but no loss of life or injury were reported.
According to locals, around 2.00 pm the fire broke out and it started spreading rapidly. Even though eight fire engines reached the spot within half an hour they were unable to contain it as there is a Plastic facotry with highly inflammable materials like tarpaulin, plastic.