A fire broke out in the slum area of Nivedita pally in Kolkata’s New Town on Friday evening. Several houses were gutted in the blaze, according to ANI. Two fire tenders doused the flames within 30 minutes after it was reported, as per reports.
Around 30 shanties in the area near were gutted in the fire that broke out in Gauranga Nagar locality. No casualty has been reported yet in the fire.
“The reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained,” PTI reported citing fire department officials.
The Calcutta high court last week had banned the use, sale and purchase of firecrackers in West Bengal during Kali Puja, Diwali, Chhath and other pujas during this festive season to curb the air pollution as the country struggles with Covid-19.
(with agency inputs)