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Fire in Kolkata's Burrabazar area

December 21, 2002 10:29 IST

A fire erupted in Kolkata's business hub, Burrabazar, gutting a large number of shops in the early hours of Saturday.

Forty fire tenders have been battling the blaze since 1:18 IST, sources said.

There is no report of any casualty so far.

The fire erupted in a multi-storeyed building and soon spread to the nearby shops, the sources said.

Meanwhile, police has cordoned off the entire area close to M G Road, to keep the crowd at bay.

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