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Fire in three-storey building in Kolkata, no casualty

Kolkata, March 10 (PTI) A fire broke out at a three-storey house next to a slum in Beleghata area of the city on Sunday evening, an official said.

Kolkata, March 10 (PTI) A fire broke out at a three-storey house next to a slum in Beleghata area of the city on Sunday evening, an official said.

There was no report of any injury due to the blaze and residents were safely evacuated. Six families reside in the building, he added.

Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot in the north-east part of Kolkata, when the flames were spotted around 7:30 pm, the official said.

'There were a lot of combustible items in the adjacent shacks, but the fire was contained before it could spread to nearby areas,' the official added.

The blaze was put out after an hour. The cause of the fire is suspected to be an LPG cylinder explosion, but the exact reason could be ascertained after forensic tests, the official told PTI.

The incident caused vehicular traffic disruption along the busy Beleghata road for some time. PTI SUS MNB

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