A fire broke out in a paper godown at Gardenreach in Hari Mohan Ghosh Street at around 8.25 am. The incident triggered panic among locals, and police were informed through the 100 emergency hotline. According to sources in fire department, the fire had subsequently spread into an adjacent godown containing clothing accessories. Six fire engines were pressed into service. While no casualty was reported, it took more than two hours to douse the fire. “The losses and actual cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained. The godown had no arrangements for fire safety,” said an official.
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