Around 20 shanties were totally gutted in a major fire which broke out in the city’s Topsia area on Tuesday afternoon, a fire branch official said. No less than six fire tenders were pressed into service to regulate the blaze, which used to be first spotted around 3.30pm, he said.
“No one used to be injured in the fire. Our officers are trying their best to douse the flames,” the official added.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the spot.