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Kolkata: A blast and subsequent fire rocked Brahmapur near Bansdroni in Kolkata today noon.

The blast occurred in a ground-floor room of a bi-storied building at Brahmapur’s Steam Laundry More. The blast is believed to have been caused by firecrackers stockpiled in the room in huge quantities.

Soon after the blast, a fire broke out in the building. The flames spread to an adjacent residential building and ran the risk of engulfing other buildings in the densely populated residential area.

One by one three fire-tenders rushed to the spot and got into fire-fighting. With the help from residents of the area, the fire-fighters were able to contain the fire in about 30 minutes. No injury caused to anyone.