Kolkata: A major fire broke out at a godown near Armenian Ghat on the Strand Road in the central part of the city on Tuesday night.
Fire brigade sources said 20 fire tenders rushed to the spot to put off the blaze which broke out at around 8 pm.
The fire was suspected to have been caused by around 20 barrels of diesel kept in a godown owned by Kolkata Port Trust, West Bengal Fire minister Sovan Chatterjee said at the spot.
Several explosions took place due to presence of inflammable materials in the godown, Chatterjee, also the Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation said.
There was no report of any casualty or injury in the blaze, Fire Brigade sources said.
The sources said there was no information about anyone being trapped inside the godown.
Chatterjee said the inflammable materials stored inside the godown were making it difficult for the fire brigade personnel to fight the blaze.
A senior Fire Brigade official said, fire at one portion of the godown was put off but the flames engulfed the other parts and work was on to bring water from nearby Hooghly river and fight the flames from other side.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was also present at the site.