Canning (WB), Sep 14 : At least four shops were gutted after a fire broke out at a cycle repairing shop in South 24 Parganas district on Friday, police said.
The incident happened at 10 am at College More market at Canning, the police said, adding, nobody was injured in the incident.
Initially the fire spread to a sweetmeat shop from the cycle repairing shop and then it spread to eight other shops, a police officer said, adding, a gas cylinder also exploded at the sweetmeat shop.
Irate locals attacked fire fighters alleging that they failed to respond immediately, he said.
None of the firefighters were injured in the attack, he added.
The fire was brought under control after an hour, the police officer said.