Chagalpatti slum in Narkeldanga burnt to ashes in early morning of lockdown

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Fire officials said the cause of the fire was not yet known. The fire spread quickly as a large amount of combustible material was stored.

 

September, the Chagalpatti slum in the Narkeldanga police station area was burnt to ashes. More than 50 huts were engulfed in flames. According to locals, the fire broke out in the slum adjacent to Canal East Road around 5 am on Monday. A transformer burst into flames. The fire spread quickly. Narkeldanga police said there were no reports of casualties.

Upon receiving the news of the incident, first a total of 7 engines reached the spot from Maniktala Fire Station and later from Canal West Fire Station. The fire was brought under control after two and a half hours of effort. Local residents also joined hands to put out the fire. Fire officials said the cause of the fire was not yet known. The fire spread quickly as a large amount of combustible material was stored. Fire Minister Sujit Basu reached the spot in the morning. He instructed firefighters to quickly control the fire. The minister also spoke to the victims.

The slum dwellers broke down in tears as a small space on their heads was burnt to ashes. The marriage of a young woman there was also soon. He had to keep the necessary things, rice, money in the house. One of his relatives said that everything was burnt. After the fire was brought under control, the slum dwellers were trying to find out if there was anything left in the burnt house