Fire broke out on the third floor of a multi-storied building which houses mostly offices in the southern part of the city's Pretoria Street this afternoon, police said. No casualty was reported while 10 people were reported to have been rescued from the building.
Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire which broke out at 12, Pretoria Street building next to a school at around 12.50 pm, a senior officer of the Fire Department said.
Besides fire fighters, a couple of teams from Kolkata Police Disaster Management unit rushed to the rescue of inmates of the building, mostly office workers, breaking glass panes to release smoke from inside, he said.
State Fire Minister and city Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who also reached the spot, said that the building was evacuated and nobody was injured in the mishap.
"Our fire department officials worked quite efficiently and brought out everybody from the building. The cause of the fire is yet not known. Everything is under control now," Chatterjee said adding that there will be an investigation into the incident.