New Delhi: A massive fire case has come across and has not settled down even after 16 hours of its initiation. The incident began on Tuesday evening in a warehouse in the Malviya Nagar area of New Delhi.
Huge steps are being taken in order to control the fire but are still not enough to put control over it. The Air Force has joined efforts to put it out. This morning, an Mi-17 helicopter was seen making efforts to pour water to contain what has been classified as the “Highest category” blaze in the national capital in recent times.
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The fire approximately started at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in a warehouse in the Khirki extension of Malviya Nagar in South Delhi. Around 80 fire engines are sent at the location to stop the fire from spreading to the nearby buildings which include a school as well. A thick cloud of smoke can be seen in the respective area.
The police believe a truck loaded with rubber material parked near the godown caught fire, which spread in no time because of strong winds last night. Plastic and raw material stored in the factory fuelled the fire said an official. Thirteen buildings in the vicinity, including the school and a gym, have been evacuated for safety. It was tough for fire engines to access the narrow and congested lanes, officials said. One firefighter has been injured.
No one so far has been killed or injured because of the accident.