Leather factory gutted
However, local residents complained that there was a delay on part of the fire engines to reach the spot. The fire fighters had a tough time trying to control the fire as the entire area was engulfed in smoke.
The leaping flames created panic among the workers at Topsia Road. It gutted leather goods and some machinery, which were stored in the factory.
Fire safety officials, however, could not ascertain the cause of the fire. Forensic experts will visit the factory on Tuesday.
Another fire was spotted at a house in Syampukur, which started from a meter box. Here, however, the fire fighters doused the flames immediately.