Firefighters Rescue Four Girls and One Man from Burning Building

Rescue work at a burning building in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Four girls and an elderly man were rescued by firefighters in Patna when a fire broke out in a five-storied building in Bhikhna Pahari under Kadam Kuan police station Tuesday afternoon.

As reported, the fire began on the second floor of the building that was being used to store chemicals, plastic, and paper items for supply to schools and colleges in the state capital.

The building known as Balaji Niwas is adjacent to the PN Anglo Sanskrit Secondary School and is owned by one Manoj Kumar who lives on the first floor of the building though at the time of the fire, no one was at home.

Firefighters rescuing residents from a building on fire in Patna.

While there some shops on the ground floor and the second floor is used for storage purpose, the third floor is occupied by a retired elderly man and the fourth floor is used as a lodge for girl students coming to Patna to prepare for competitive exams.

Using two tall ladders, the firefighters managed to get all four girls out of the burning building while also pulling the retired man to safety after which he was treated for smoke inhalation.

With six fire trucks on the spot, it took less than half an hour for the firemen to douse the flame.

No one was said to be seriously hurt in the incident.

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