Tangra fire incident: Mamata Banerjee constitutes high-level inquiry panel

According to a fire official, the fire could not be extinguished even after 10 hours of work because highly flammable items were stored in that godown. 

Tangra fire incident: Mamata Banerjee constitutes  high-level inquiry panel
Billows of smoke still coming out from a godown where a massive fire broke out yesterday in Kolkata's Tangra area. Courtesy: ANI

Kolkata: Despite firefighters' efforts to extinguish the flames for the past ten hours, billows of smoke continue to puff from a godown in Kolkata's Tangra area where a major fire broke out on Saturday evening. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has created a high-level inquiry panel to look into the fire.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, according to officials. A large fire broke out at a godown in Kolkata's Mehr Ali Lane in the Tangra area, and it has yet to be entirely extinguished after 10 hours.


According to a fire official, the fire could not be extinguished even after 10 hours of work because highly flammable items were stored in that godown. 

The fire and emergency services personnel were unable to enter the inside. Two personnel were injured during the dousing operation, he said. According to sources, when the fire broke out in the tannery around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, up to 15 fire engines were pressed into service to extinguish the flames. On Maher Ali Lane in Kolkata, the building where the fire started was used as a tannery.

Firhad Hakim, the mayor of Kolkata, inspected the fire accident site and stated that the fire is under control and that the cooling process is underway. Firhad stated that a forensic team will gather samples from the accident site to determine the cause of the fire.