A major fire broke out on the active SM Street in Kozhikode, a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday. As per the police, the fire broke out at a Modern textile shop near Radha theater in the street at around 11 am.
Soon after the incident, Police, fire and rescue personnel reached the location. They are trying to douse the flames. The reason of fire is yet to be known. Authorities are trying to vacate the market. Significantly, no casualty has been reported so far.
Large units of fire and rescue division from different fire stations are trying to stop the fire from not spreading to nearby shops. Incidentally, frequent incidents of fires in the market have been a grave concern for the traders and officials alike for more than a decade now.
A similar blaze near Moideen Palli mosque had resulted into the death of eight persons in April 2007. It also destructed nearly 50 shops. Lately, in 2015, a major fire was reported and two other such incidents were reported at SM street in 2010 too.
In one of the accidents, eight shops were devastated completely.