By The Tribune:
Five people, including a fireman, suffered from suffocation while one fire-fighter received injuries on his hand after a blaze broke out in a commercial building in Grant Road area here on Sunday, officials said.
The fire brigade got a call about the blaze in ‘Aditya Arcade’ building around 6 am following which its teams rushed to the spot.
As the blaze erupted, thick smoke engulfed the premises. Some of those present there complained of suffocation after they inhaled the smoke, a fire brigade official said.
The fire engulfed the ground and first floors of the building, he said, adding that 10 fire engines, 15 water tankers, 10 jumbo tankers, four quick response vehicles, a rescue van and two turn-table ladders were pressed into service.
“Five persons, including a fireman, suffered from suffocation, while one fireman received injuries on his hand during the rescue operation. All the six were rushed to hospitals,” he said.
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