Fire guts book stall at the Book fair
Two separate incidents of fire took place in the city. No injuries have been reported.
A fire broke out at a book stall at Kolkata book fair at Milan Mela on Saturday morning. A food store, housed at stall number 223 had caught fire on Saturday morning. Fire tenders that were deployed inside the mela ground were swung into action. After putting an effort for few hours the fire fighters brought the situation under control. The stall was, however, completely damaged in the incident.
Fire department suspected that a leakage in gas might have caused the fire. The fire did not affect the other book stalls. Another incident of fire took place at the Presidency University on Saturday morning. No injury was reported. Three fire tenders were pressed into action. The Fire department is yet to ascertain the cause of the fire. According to the preliminary investigation police suspect that an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire.