A fire broke out at Don Bosco School in Park Circus triggering panic among the students. Police said that the fire took place on the roof of the school building at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday.
However, no one was injured in the incident.
The teachers and staff members started the rescue operation and evacuated the students.
The staff members initially tried to douse the flame and the teachers fetched water in buckets and threw water on the fire.
The school authorities took prompt action so that the children and their guardians do not get panicked.
The school authorities also circulated messages to the guardians saying that all the students were safely evacuated.
Some students spotted smoke billowing out of the terrace during the lunch time and informed the matter to the school authorities. Around 3,000 students were rushed out of the school building.
Four fire engines were swung into action to douse the flame. They brought the situation under control within a few minutes.
Situation remained under control as the school authorities were able to bring the fire under control even as the fire engines arrived at the spot.
According to the preliminary investigation, the firemen suspect that the terrace might have caught
fire as there was a wielding work going on the roof top of the building.
The school’s principal Father Bikash Mondal in a statement said that fire might have been caused after a cigarette butt was thrown by some construction worker into the rubbish stocked on the roof of the building.
The principal also said that there was nothing to panic as everything was normal and the classes resumed like any other normal days.
Parents initially got panicked after they came to know about the incident but they found the teachers and the staff members acted promptly in the rescue operation and evacuated the students from the rooms. Some parents said the school informed them of the incident over phone.
All children were brought out of the building immediately by the school authorities. The teachers formed a human chain so that students could be safely removed from the building.
A guardian whose grandson is in Class II, said that the situation was brought under control very quickly due to the prompt action of the school authorities.
There was no report of damage of any property. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained by the fire department which has started a probe into the incident.