Malda (West Bengal), April 15: One person sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out in an edible oil mill situated by the side of National Highway (NH) 34 in West Bengal’s Malda district on Saturday morning, a fire department official said.
“A fire broke out at a mustard oil mill situated along NH 34 in the old Malda police station area at around 11.15 a.m. Two fire tenders were sent to the spot,” the official said.
The injured person was rushed to a local hospital.
The mill was completely gutted in fire and the entire area was covered in black smoke. A hotel adjacent to the mill was also damaged, he added.
“It took about an hour to douse the flames. Many inflammable materials were stocked in the mill. But the cause of the fire is not yet identified. Investigation is going on,” the official said.