Kolkata: Fire at Kolkata airport extinguished, AAI issued this statement

kolkata airport fire

New Delhi: A fire broke out in the departure section of Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday evening. After this, three fire engines were sent to the spot. At present, there is no information about any injuries. The fire started at a check-in counter in the departure section of the airport. Section 3 was closed for dispatch.

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It is suspected that the fire broke out due to short-circuit, but the exact cause will be known only after investigation. A video related to this incident has surfaced, in which it can be seen that the fire is spreading very fast.

Airport Authority of India issued a statement

According to a statement issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), a minor fire broke out at 9:12 pm at the check-in area Portal D. Due to which smoke rose. The fire was completely extinguished by 9:40 p.m. All passengers were safely evacuated and the check-in process was suspended due to smoke in the area. Check-in and operations have now resumed. At the same time, CISF said – Fire broke out at the D Portal check-in counter. Passengers and staff were evacuated from the terminal building due to the smoke. There is no report of any injury. The fire has been extinguished. Normal operations are being restored.

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