Fire ravages medicine godown in Kolkata’s fringes

Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) A fire has devastated a medicine godown at Rajarhat in the northeastern fringes of Kolkata, fire department officials said on Wednesday.

Residents spotted the flames on the first floor of the two-storeyed godown and informed the fire department around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ten fire-tenders pressed into service brought the flames under control around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

“It was a devastating fire. There were a lot of combustible articles. So it took us long to douse it,” a fireman said.

The cause of the fire and the degree of damage were yet to be ascertained.

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