Kolkata: A massive fire broke out on the fourth floor of the LIC building at 22 Chittaranjan Avenue on Sunday (October 18) morning. 

Three people have been rescued in burnt condition. The workers of the building said that a loud noise was heard from the fourth floor of the LIC building in the morning. Dense black smoke was seen curling up in the sky. 

Also read: Mamata Banerjee in favour of Durga puja celebration amid COVID-19 pandemic in West Bengal

According to sources, the fire broke out at 3 pm at the LIC building on Chittaranjan Avenue. Witnesses claimed that there were several workers on the 4th floor of the multi-storey building at that time. Seeing the fire and black smoke, the locals started screaming. Police were immediately called.

Upon receiving the news, police rushed to the spot. The fire brigade team was called by the police. Three people were rescued from the massive fire and taken to SSKM hospital. According to hospital sources, two of them are in critical condition.

Also read: BJP MP Arjun Singh shares WhatsApp chats of cops in Manish Shukla murder case

However, 5 engines of the fire brigade managed to control the fire. Police are investigating how the fire outbreak happened. 

Meanwhile, a fire broke out on Friday (October 16) night on the ground floor of Ganesh Chandra Avenue in Bowbazar. A fourteen-year-old boy jumped from the 6th floor of the building after the fire outbreak took place. according to reports,the boy died in the hospital. Two simultaneous fire outbreaks in the city terrified the people.