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.
- A fire broke out at Karol Bagh's Gaffar Market on June 12 morning
- 39 fire tenders rushed to the spot
- There were no injuries or casualties reported
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.
Delhi | Fire has been controlled. Some internal fire continues, 15-16 shops affected. Parts of buildings on fire falling off, creating issue in dousing fire. 200 firemen continue to work. Family of 5 was stuck, now rescued, are safe: Divisional fire officer, SK Dua on Gaffar fire pic.twitter.com/fAd3bOqkdq — ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2022
Delhi | Massive fire breaks out in the Gaffar market, Karol Bagh
Total 39 fire tenders rushed to the site. Fire is under control. No one trapped or injured: Delhi Fire Service pic.twitter.com/7Jfg6JlLQs — ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2022
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.
#UPDATE | 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: Dharampal Arora, President Karol Bagh wholesale footwear assoc pic.twitter.com/ubuoQYyYY0— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2022
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."