Malda: The main branch of LIC here caught fire in the early hours of Thursday and two fire engines brought the blaze under control after about three hours.
There were no casualties given that the blaze broke out in the early hours and there was nobody in the office.
Fire brigade sources said the fire was noticed by locals at around 5 am and the dousing work by firemen began soon after.
The fire began from a AC machine, the sources said.
LIC senior branch manager Subhendu Kumar Saha said the fire started from the AC machine in his chamber which was completely damaged due to it.
However, there was no damage to the records, he added.