- No casualties or loss to property has been reported
- It took 3 fire engines to bring the blaze under control
- Fire may have spread through the nets used to guard AC vents
A fire that broke out at an under-construction 60-storey residential tower in Kolkata, said to be the tallest building in the city, has been brought under control. No casualties or loss to property has been reported.
The fire could be seen on the 51th and the 52nd floors of the building. It started at around 5 pm.
It took three fire engines to control the blaze at the building called 'The 42', located on Chowringhee Road in central Kolkata.
The cause of the fire is not known yet but is speculated to have started during welding at the underconstruction building.
"The fire seems to have spread through the nylon nets used to guard the air-conditioning machines. Our officials have responded quickly and the fire is under control now," Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who visited the site, said.
The city witnessed two major fire incidents in recent times.
A fire broke out at the 150-year old Bagree Market in Burrabazar, one of the largest wholesale hubs of the country, in September and gutted a large number of shops. It could be put out on the fourth day.
Early in October, a fire broke out at the Calcutta Medical College hospital, founded in 1835 and regarded as among the oldest in the country. There were no casualties.
With inputs from PTI