A fire broke out at the Apeejay House, a commercial building at Park Street in Kolkata, on Monday morning at around 11 AM. Ten fire-tenders were deployed and the fire was brought under control within an hour.
No casualty has been reported so far, Kolkata mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay said.
“The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained,” he said.
Apeejay House is barely 100 metres away from the Stephen Court building, where a major fire broke out on March 23, 2010 taking a toll of over 40 lives.
According to eye witnesses, the fire broke out at the server room of the Apeejay Building at around 11 AM. People from all floors of the building were evacuated immediately.
“Local people extended their help t the fire fighters to resist the fire from spreading to other parts of the building,” an eyewitness said.
The fire fighters are now trying to locate whether anyone is still trapped in the building.
Kolkata had witnessed at least two major incidences of fire during the last couple of months. On October 3, a fire broke at the pharmacy building of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. On September 16, a massive fire broke out at Bagri Market building in central Kolkata that gutted around 400 shops in the building. However, no casualties were reported in both the cases.