Delhi: Fire breaks out at warehouse in Ghitorni, 18 fire tenders at spot

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 August 2019, 09:00 PM
Delhi: Fire breaks out at warehouse in Ghitorni, 4 fire tenders at spot
Delhi: Fire breaks out at warehouse in Ghitorni, 4 fire tenders at spot

A fire broke out at a godown in south Delhi's Ghitorni area on Friday, an official said. No casualty was reported so far and the Delhi Fire Services received a call about the blaze at 6.50 pm, the official said. Eighteen fire tenders have been sent to douse the blaze at the godown containing oil drums, a fire official said.

The firefighting operations are currently underway and the reason for the blaze are also being ascertained, the senior official added.  

On August 6, six people, including three children, died and 13 were injured in a massive fire at a building in Delhi's Zakir Nagar area due to a short circuit.

Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot after information was received around 2.30 am about the fire in a four-storey residential building, according to the fire department.

The blaze, which occurred due to short circuit in electric metres, was doused by 5.25 am. The building in southeast Delhi housed 13 flats, the officials said.

Around seven cars and 19 motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the officials said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the site and said the cause of the blaze would be probed. He announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased.

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First Published: Friday, August 16, 2019 08:19 PM

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