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200 calls to fire brigade on Diwali

delhi Updated: Nov 06, 2010 10:01 IST

As Delhiites celebrated Diwali bursting crackers, firefighters were on their toes, attending to more than 200 calls about fire-related incidents from across the city.

The fire brigade got calls from almost all parts of the city but no major fire was reported, officials said.

"We received 169 calls from 12 pm to midnight yesterday and 42 more calls from midnight to 8 am today," a fire brigade official said.

Last year, the city's firefighters received 267 calls related to fire on Diwali day. In 2008, the figure was 270 and 150 in 2007.

The fire brigade had deployed fire tenders in markets which do not have fire stations nearby.

"Ninety-nine per cent of our personnel were on duty on Diwali day," said the official.