Calamities occurred by fire is never an easy thing to digest. On November 7, 2017 there was a fire accident in Kolkata near Howrah Bridge that disturbed the usual evening of few people and pedestrians around there. This disaster took place around 7 p.m. in the Warehouse at Armenian Ghat off Strand Road. The godown had flammable chemicals and diesels which stirred up the flames to be even more vulnerable and there were few explosions too. It was a challenging situation for firemen to extinguish the fire break out. They have sprinkled water to the point of fire in order to prevent further outbursts. Almost 20 Firemen worked harder for over 4 hours to bring the fire under control.
Fire may engulf anything and anybody leaving no traces of life and the loss cannot be compensated with anything. So it is our prior duty to maintain a safe atmosphere, which avoids such disasters from fire. Thankfully no one was harmed or injured in this fire accident. However it does not incur a life, but has affected costs and properties.
As per the reports, the fireman has stated that there is no fire safety alertness in the godown where the materials were stored. Also a Senior Fire Safety Professional has said that there were many combustible materials stored inside which increased the intensity of fire and its explosions. In viewing this kind of disasters, fire safety audit is mandate for all the companies to ensure a safe working environment.
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