Major fire in central Delhi building
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 20:40
New Delhi: A four-storey building went up in flames in central Delhi this evening after plastic stored in its ground floor caught fire following suspected short-circuit.

No one was injured in the blaze that was reported from the building located in Maliwada locality of Nayi Sadak near Chowri Bazar at around 5 pm, fire brigade officials said.

The multi-storey building appeared like a blazing inferno with red flames and thick smokes billowing out of the structure.

Twenty-seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire, the officials said, adding the narrow lanes were an impediment for fire fighters to reach the spot.

Soon after the incident was reported, the officials said, power supply to the area was snapped while people residing in the adjoining buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

"The building houses a godown of plastic. The approach to the building was very narrow. We had to park the fire tenders around 500 metres in the main road and then take the hoses to the building," the officials said.

At a few spots, the hoses were reportedly leaking, due to which a large quantity of water did not reach the affected building. However, officials said these "minor hitches" did not affect their operations.


First Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 20:40

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