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207 fire incidents in Delhi on Diwali night

delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2009 12:01 IST

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As people celebrated Diwali Saturday, the national capital reported as many as 207 cases of fire incidents. But there were no major cases among them, Delhi Fire Service said on Sunday.

"We received 207 fire calls and they were mainly Diwali related. The number is more than double the number we receive in a normal day," a fire service official told IANS.

He said in a normal day they receive around 90 cases.

"After midnight of Diwali we received 62 cases," the official said adding that this post-midnight number is also much higher than a normal night.

"The good part, however, is that there were no major cases of fire across the city. There are a couple of places where we sent two or three fire tenders but the situation was under control," the official added.