Three fire incidents in Delhi, two factories gutted

One fireman was injured while helping contain the blaze while goods worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted in the blaze
Nearly 100 firefighters and 26 fire tenders were involved in the operation.(Delhi Fire Services)
Nearly 100 firefighters and 26 fire tenders were involved in the operation.(Delhi Fire Services)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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Three fire incidents were reported from three different areas in outer Delhi between Friday night and Saturday evening. Although goods worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted, no loss of life was reported from any of the three incidents. A fireman was injured during the fire operation at one spot, senior fire officials said.

The first fire broke out in a three-storey shoe manufacturing factory in Narela industrial area on Friday night. One fireman was injured while containing the blaze, fire department officials said. Cooling operation continued till Saturday afternoon.

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Delhi Fire Services (DFS) director Atul Garg said that nearly 100 fire fighters and 26 fire tenders were involved in the fire fighting operation. “Our firemen managed to douse the flames by 8 am on Saturday. The cooling operation, however, continued till afternoon. Fire operator Ramesh received minor injury in his hand. He was admitted to a nearby hospital and was discharged after medical attention,” said the DFS chief.

According to Garg, the fire department received a call at 10.45 pm on Friday regarding a fire in the basement of a shoe manufacturing factory in Narela industrial area. Initially and 10 fire tenders were rushed. But as the fire was spreading rapidly, 16 more fire engines were sent from the nearby fire stations. The blaze had engulfed the entire 350 square metres of the factory building.

“Some workers were present inside the factory when the fire started. All of them came out safely before the blaze engulfed the factory, said a police officer from the Narela Indistrual Area police station, requesting anonymity.

“As many of them had left, we are trying to know how many workers were working there. Prime facie, short-circuit appeared to be the reason behind the fire. However, the exact cause of fire will be ascertained only after the factory is inspected by our experts,” the officer said.

The second incident was reported from Jwalapuri area near Nangloi, where fire broke out in a godown of plastic and other goods around Saturday noon. Sixteen fire tenders worked for nearly five hours to douse the flames and contain the situation.

In the third incident, a shoe manufacturing factory in Peeragarhi Industrial area caught fire around 6 pm on Saturday. Eight fire tenders controlled the blaze within half an hour

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