Minor Fire Breaks Out At Eden Gardens Press Box
A minor fire broke out in the press box of the Eden Gardens before the start of the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. However, a quick action was taken to extinguish the fire.
As per the reports, the fire took place in two AC fire units. Soon, the fire brigade personnel handled the situation and took control of the fire. No damage or casualties were reported.
The incident took place around 7:45 PM, 15 minutes prior to the start of the game. A total of 20 firefighters soon took the charge to take the situation under control. Power supply to air-conditions was blocked due to the incident.
“No need to panic, it’s a minor incident. We did not see any fire and only when the smoke was coming out we brought it under control. The AC units need to be shut off,” a fire brigade official said.
This is the first home game for Kolkata Knight Riders. The home side decided to bowl first after winning the toss making three changes in the squad. Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav and Piyush Chawla came in place of Chris Lynn, Ankit Rajpoot and Kuldeep Yadav whereas Ishant Sharma was included in Kings XI Punjab squad in place of T Natarajan.
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