Freak fire guts godown
Car catches fire, spreads to multi-storeyed building, no one hurt; 2 more fire incidents reported.delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2010 02:01 IST
A fire that was triggered by a leak in the CNG kit of a car engulfed a multi-storey building in the Capital on early Thursday. It took fire tenders around nine hours to bring the blaze under control.
The fire even managed to disrupt traffic till late Thursday morning.
An auto spare parts godown in the building was gutted when a Maruti Suzuki Baleno, parked outside the godown, caught fire. The fire spread to the basement of the building. The incident occurred in Central Delhi. Properties worth several lakhs were damaged in the fire. Around 25 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire.
However, no casualty was reported in the incident that took place around 3 am at the godown of Amba Wheels near Liberty Cinema on the New Rohtak Road. A night guard informed the fire department.
"After receiving the call, 10 fire tenders were pressed into service. Later, 15 more were rushed," said a senior fire official on condition of anonymity.
The police said the car was parked by one Gaurav Kumar, a businessman who resides in the area, on Wednesday night.
"Prima facie it looks like the fire broke out in the car and spread to the godown when a wooden window came in contact with the blaze. Further investigations are on," said Vivek Kishore, deputy commissioner of police (central).
In another incident, a minor fire broke out in Udyog Bhawan on Thursday. The blaze was reported from the first floor office of economic officer RK Manchanda at 8.50 am. No one was injured in the incident. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, which doused the blaze in minutes. In the third incident, a fire broke out in a shop in Kirti Nagar furniture market on Thursday evening. Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot.