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100 shops gutted in West Bengal fire

More than hundred shops were gutted in a fire at Gora Bazar under Dum Dum Police Station in North 24 Parganas on Tuesday morning.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 13:48 IST
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More than hundred shops were gutted in a fire at Gora Bazar under Dum Dum Police Station in North 24 Parganas on Tuesday morning, fire brigade sources said.

The fire broke out at around 07:30 am and 15 fire tenders were pressed into service, a fire brigade official said.

The situation, however, was under control.

According to local businessmen, the losses might go up to a few lakh while fire brigade was yet to ascertain the cause of the fire.

First Published: May 23, 2006 13:48 IST