12 fire tenders rushed to the spot. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
A fire broke out at shanties in Delhi's Bangali Basti on Saturday evening, an official said. However, there was no report of any injury, the Delhi Fire Service official said. The fire department said they received a call around 7 pm, following which 12 fire tenders rushed to the spot. Efforts are being made to douse the flames, they said.
Earlier in the day, a fire broke out at the basement of The Park hotel in Lutyens' Delhi, following which three people, including two Norwegian nationals, were admitted to a hospital, police said. The incident took place around 9 am, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said.
However, the fire department said they were informed about the incident by police around 12.25 pm, following which five fire-tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was brought under control by the hotel staff with the help of fire extinguishers before the fire tenders reached, a senior fire official said.
Even though the blaze was brought under control, smoke had engulfed the building, he said, adding that none of the people staying at the hotel suffered any serious injuries. Both the police and the fire department were not informed about the incident by the hotel management, police said.
“Police were informed about the incident by the hospital (Ganga Ram Hospital) around 11:45 am from the Rajinder Nagar police station,” Yadav said.
The Park hotel issued a statement saying they are "deeply concerned about the incident that took place at the basement of the hotel this morning" and that "safety has always been our top priority".