A fire incident occurred at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on Wednesday night, leading to a temporary evacuation of passengers within the terminal. Two fire engines were dispatched to the scene to manage the situation.
Fire Brought Under Control
According to officials, the fire has since been contained. A short circuit is suspected to be the possible cause of the fire. The fire broke out around 9.12 pm, creating a temporary panic among passengers. However, there are no reports of any casualties from the incident.
Airport Authority of India’s Statement
The Airport Authority of India confirmed that there was a minor fire and smoke at the check-in area portal D at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport around 9.12 pm. It was brought under control by 9.40 pm.
All passengers were safely evacuated, and check-in operations were temporarily suspended due to smoke presence. Normal operations have since resumed at the airport.
- A fire broke out at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night.
- A possible short circuit is believed to have caused the fire.
- The fire was brought under control by 9.40 pm, with no reported casualties.
- The Airport Authority of India confirmed that all passengers were safely evacuated, and operations have now resumed.