Fire at Delhi’s Bijwasan (Photo Credit: Twitter: ANI)
A major fire broke out at a warehouse in Delhi's Bijwasan on Friday morning. According to the latest reports, the 14 fire tenders, who were rushed to the spot, have brought the blaze under control. No injuries have been reported so far. In a different incident, at least 18 persons were rescued after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a 15-storey residential building in the posh Malabar Hill area on Wednesday evening, officials said.
A fireman had to be admitted to hospital after suffering suffocation. The blaze had been brought under control by 11 pm. Officials said the fire erupted on the fifth floor of Palma Building located near the famous Hanging Gardens around 7 pm.
Delhi: Fire broke out at a warehouse in Bijwasan, early morning today. 14 fire tenders at the spot, no injuries so far. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/MJiUNk11vZ— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2020
Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot and 18 persons were rescued from the building with great efforts, they said. As the building is located at the end of a narrow alley, it was challenging for the firemen to use fire-fighting equipment, officials said. The building’s fire-fighting system was not in working condition, they added. Rahul Kavate, a fireman, suffered suffocation due to smoke and was taken to the government-run GT Hospital. He was undergoing treatment.
The cause of the fire was not yet known, officials said.