Over hundred retailers gutted in main hearth in Baruipur market

Baruipur (WB), August 4

Over 100 retailers have been   gutted as a significant hearth ravaged a market in Baruipur city in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district within the early hours of Tuesday, officers mentioned.

The hearth was observed by locals round 2 am at a material godown in Baruipur Kachari Bazar and inside minutes it unfold to your entire market, they mentioned.

Shop house owners alleged that fireside tenders arrived late to the spot because of which the hearth may unfold additional.

Initially, two hearth engines have been rushed however because the flames continued to rage 11 extra have been despatched, officers mentioned.

Non-availability of water within the space additionally hampered fire-fighting operations, they mentioned.

Later, a water tanker was introduced in from Kolkata, round 15 km away.

The hearth could possibly be introduced beneath management solely round 7 am, they added.

A preliminary investigation discovered that the blaze was attributable to {an electrical} short-circuit, hearth officers mentioned.

A senior hearth official mentioned initially there have been some issues with water, however later tankers have been introduced in from varied areas and the blaze could possibly be doused.

Traders mentioned items price crores of rupees have been misplaced within the hearth, in addition to over 100 material shops being gutted. PTI


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