Fire breaks out at shoe manufacturing unit in Kolkata

While the cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, the fire brigade official said that there was no report of casualty or anyone being trapped inside the factory.

published on : 3rd April 2021

Kolkata fire: Amid political slugfest, victims' families numb with grief

Preliminary findings suggested that the blaze was caused by an electrical short-circuit on the 13th floor of the New Koilaghat Building, owned by Eastern Railway (ER).

published on : 10th March 2021

Kolkata fire: Seven died of burns, two due to suffocation

Meanwhile, the detective department of the Kolkata Police on Tuesday initiated its probe into the case, and a special investigation team has been formed for the purpose.

published on : 9th March 2021

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar calls for tech overhaul of Kolkata's fire services

Dhankar felt that there is a need for modernisation of fire and municipal services in Kolkata, which is a major city in the country and the world.

published on : 9th March 2021

Kolkata building fire: Doctors mull DNA test to identify some bodies

Most of those killed are first responders -- four firefighters, one assistant sub-inspector posted at the Hare Street police station and an RPF personnel, officials said.

published on : 9th March 2021

Kolkata fire: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to next of kin of deceased

At least nine people, including four personnel of the fire department, two Railway personnel and an ASI died in the incident at a 13-storied-office building of the Eastern Railway.

published on : 9th March 2021

Kolkata building fire: Nine including four firefighters, cop dead; railways orders probe

The blaze broke out at the New Koilaghat building, which is shared by the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway, Eastern Railway spokesman Kamal Deo Das said.

published on : 8th March 2021

CM Mamata visits gutted Kolkata slum, promises to rebuild shanties

Locals claimed that more than 700 people living in around 150 shanties have been rendered homeless by a blaze that erupted on Wednesday evening.

published on : 14th January 2021

Major fire at Kolkata slum leaves hundreds homeless, blaze under control after four hours

Twenty-seven fire tenders took around four hours to control the blaze that broke out around 6.55 pm in the Hazari Bustee on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women's College.

published on : 14th January 2021

Fire breaks out at Kolkata godown, no casualties

The fire was doused completely within an hour, a Kolkata Police officer said.

published on : 13th January 2021

Major fire breaks out in Kolkata's Salt Lake area, blaze controlled

The news of the inferno was informed to the fire brigade at 6.38 pm but there is no report of any casualty so far, the sources said.

published on : 22nd December 2020

Fire breaks out at two-storey building in Kolkata, one dies

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse to the flames -- spotted around 4.40 am -- the sources said.

published on : 12th November 2020

Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Topsia area, 20 shanties gutted

At least six fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze, which was first spotted around 3.30pm, a fire department official said.

published on : 10th November 2020

Fire breaks out in five-storeyed building in Kolkata, several people trapped

The blaze broke out in the first floor of the building located in the northern part of the city. It has also spread towards the upper floor, a Fire Brigade official said.

published on : 17th October 2020

Fire breaks out at plastic factory in North Kolkata

Ten fire tenders are present at the spot, and fire fighting operations are underway.

published on : 12th October 2020