Fire in a five-storey residential building, three people scorched

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Kolkata. Incidents of fire in the capital Kolkata are not taking the name of freezing. On Friday night, two people, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed when a fire broke out in a five-storey residential building on Ganesh Chandra Avenue in the city. Thereafter, a major fire broke out on the fourth floor of LIC Building located at number 22 Chittaranjan Avenue in Boubazar late Saturday. Three people have been scorched by its grip.

An official of the Fire Services Department of West Bengal said that all the people have been evacuated from the building. According to officials, the three people who got burnt in this incident have been admitted to SSKM Hospital. The condition of two of them remains critical. In this regard, a senior police officer said that late night the locals had heard the call of screaming from the fourth floor of the building. The people who came out noticed that the entire building was covered by flames and a smoke rush. There was a fire on the fourth floor of this building located in the northern part of the city which also spread towards the upper floor. The fire is under control.

Officials said that at least five fire engines were installed to rescue those trapped inside the building and extinguish the fire. The reasons for the fire are not clear at the moment. It will be investigated.

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