Paragon footwear godown catches fire in Kochi
Kochi: A huge fire broke out at a six storey building of Paragon footwear godown near Ernakulam south railway station in Kochi on Wednesday. Fire Force personnel are engaged in dousing the fire. No causalities are reported so far.
It is reported that there are chances for the fire to spread to nearby buildings. Fire force personnel are primarily engaged in preventing this. More fire force units have arrived at the spot.
Huge smoke was found rising from the building.
Workers from the building and people from nearby buildings were hurriedly evacuated.
It is reported that the building has been completely engulfed in flames. Road traffic and metro construction works have been stopped following the fire accident. However, rail traffic is uninterrupted.
The fire is not doused yet even after four fire force units are working for it. More fire force units from other districts are rushed to the spot. As the fire has not been brought under control, huge smoke has blanketed the area.
MLA Hibi Eden stated that the situation is not under control and there are chances that the building may collapse at any time.
Official sources confirmed that people are not trapped inside the building.
The fire will be doused soon, after the more fire force units and forces of Navy and BPCL reach the spot with most modern equipment, said city police commissioner.