A massive fire broke out at a footwear showroom and godown in Kerala's Kochi this afternoon. No casualties have been reported. The fire broke out in the five-storey building near the Ernakulam South railway station.
Residents from nearby buildings have been evacuated. There are 10 fire fighting teams at the spot to douse the blaze.
An eyewitness said a large plume of black smoke was seen spreading around the multi-storeyed structure before the fire broke out.
An official said that the fire is now under control.