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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Fire at 10-storeyed residential building in Delhi, 100 rescued

The fire broke out on a fifth-floor apartment around 1 am and spread to other floors. Fifteen fire tenders took nearly three hours to extinguish the flames.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2019 11:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night.
About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night.(Sushil Kumar/HT/ Representative Image)
         

A fire broke out at a 10-storeyed residential building in northwest Delhi’s Pitampura, a Delhi Fire Service official said Thursday.

About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night, the official said.

A few residents complained of mild suffocation after inhaling fumes, but did not require medical attention, Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said.

The fire broke out on a fifth-floor apartment around 1 am and spread to other floors. Fifteen fire tenders took nearly three hours to extinguish the flames, the official said. Furniture and other household items were damaged, the official said, adding that the exact cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)