Massive fire breaks out in Delhi's Karol Bagh; family of 5 rescued

No one was injured or trapped in the fire that broke out in Karol Bagh's Gaffar market on Sunday morning as per an ANI report.

Massive fire breaks out in Delhi's Karol Bagh; family of 5 rescued Pic Credit: ANI

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in Karol Bagh's Gaffar shoe market in Delhi on Sunday morning (June 12). Initially, 45 fire tenders had rushed to the site to douse the fire. Hours after the fire tenders reached the spot, fire was brought under control, however, internal fire is still ongoing, said Divisional fire officer, SK Dua as quoted by ANI. He also stated that 15-16 shops were affected and parts of buildings that were on fire are falling off. This made it more difficult to douse the fire.

Around 200 firemen are currently working to douse the fire. A family of 5 was stuck but is now rescued and safe.


President of Karol Bagh wholesale footwear association Dharampal Arora stated that information on the fire emerged at around 4:15 am and fire tenders came to the spot half an hour later. He informed the press that fire tenders have been requested to spray the fire with chemicals to extinguish it.

"We got to know around 4.15 am that fire has set out. Fire tenders came half an hour later. Fire has flamed but attempts being made to douse it. We're requesting them to spray chemicals to extinguish it," Arora said as quoted by ANI.


Sunil Chaudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said that the fire tenders have been working since morning to douse the fire. 

As quoted by ANI, he further said, "Fire had spread in 3 lanes as paths are narrow here. We've 45 fire tenders at spot. We don't know of any casualties yet. Will first douse fire, cool it & then carry out a search operation."

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