Major fire breaks out at Delhi's FICCI auditorium​ building, two fire officials seriously injured

A massive fire broke out at FICCI auditorium building in Mandi House in New Delhi on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 07:31 AM IST
Major fire breaks out at Delhi's FICCI auditorium​ building, two fire officials seriously injured

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out at FICCI auditorium building in Mandi House in New Delhi on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

Two fire officials were seriously injured while trying to contain the blaze which broke out at around 1.45 am, and were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Central Delhi where they are said to be in a critical state, an official told new agency said.

As many as 35 fire tenders were pressed into service and the operation to contain the flames is underway.

The fire was reported on the top floor of the FICCI auditorium building in Mandi House which was being renovated, and later spread to other floors, the fire official said.

There were not too many people in the building, which was evacuated by the time fire officials reached there.

"The operation is on. The cause of the fire could not be known yet," an official said, adding that senior police officials of the district and the fire department chief have rushed to the spot to take note of the situation.