Major fire breaks out at busy street in Calicut, Kerala

Police said the fire was broke out at three-storey Modern Textiles in the street, reportedly triggered by the explosion of a gas cylinder in a textile shop

Major fire breaks out at busy street in Calicut, Kerala

At least 15 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out on the busy SM Street, popularly known as Mittaitheruvu, in Kerala’s Calicut on Wednesday.

Police said the fire was broke out at three-storey Modern Textiles in the street, reportedly triggered by the explosion of a gas cylinder in a textile shop.

The fire was under control as police and fire and rescue personal had reached the spot immediately. Ten units of fire and rescue units from various nearby fire stations were at the market to battle the fire.


However, fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far.

For the last decade, fire breakouts are occurring frequently in the busy markets of Calicut, rising concern amongst the traders.

Times of India reported  District collector U V Jose has called for meeting with the traders  on February 25 to take measures to avoid similar incidents.

In the last three years, three major fire accident were reported in SM street, with one destroying eight shops in the street completely.

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