Fire breaks out at three-storey building in Delhi, five rescued

Five women were rescued after a fire broke out at a clinic located in a three-storey building in northwest Delhi's Pitampura area on Sunday (August 16, 2020).

Fire breaks out at three-storey building in Delhi, five rescued

New Delhi: Five women were rescued after a fire broke out at a clinic located in a three-storey building in northwest Delhi's Pitampura area on Sunday (August 16, 2020).

The fire broke out at the clinic and the smoke later engulfed other floors of the building, a Delhi Fire Service official said. 

A woman was rescued from the clinic which is located in the basement of the building, while four others were rescued from a house on the second floor, said Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg.

No one was injured in the incident, he added.

The woman rescued from the clinic has been identified as Swati (27). The other four are Laxmi Kansal (52) and her two daughters Pridhi Kansal (25) and Malika Kansal (23), and their relative Asha Rani, fire officials said.

The fire department said it received information about the blaze around 11 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The cause of the fire is being ascertained.