Fire Brigade personnel try to douse the fire after 7th floor of New Secretariat building caught fire in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI Photo)
KOLKATA: A huge fire has broken out in a building in Kolkata which houses many government departments, including the offices of some ministers. Rescue officials are not commenting on whether anyone is trapped inside the building.
The fire began at about 10.20 am on the seventh floor of the New Secretariat building.
20 fire engines are fighting the flames. Smoke is spewing out of many windows.
The building is about 30 years old. It was built as an extension of the original state Secretariat, Writers’ Building.