No injuries or casualties have been reported so far. JPN/Agencies
"The fire erupted at Orchid Tower in Vipul House, a market of sarees, located in front of Sardar market in Puna Kumbhania area of the city," a fire brigade official said.
The number of people trapped inside the premises was yet to be ascertained, officials said.
80 fire tenders were rushed to the site to douse the fire that broke out in the morning hours of Thursday.
The fire brigade has declared a 'brigade call' and deployed 170 fire fighters and almost 80 fire vehicles were on the spot, they said. When more than 16 fire engines are called on a spot, a Brigade Call is declared.
The fire broke out at around 10 am on the fourth floor of the building, soon after the complex opened for the day's work, an official said.
"There are 12 floors in the building which mostly have cloth material establishments," the official said.
An official here said that they are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident.
No injuries or casualties have been reported so far.