Delhi: Fire in Swaroop Nagar godown, firefighters rushed to spot to douse blaze

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Updated: March 24, 2018 10:38:16 PM

Around 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. In the latest update, the fire has been doused and the cooling operation is still underway.

A fire broke out in a godown in Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar on Saturday afternoon. Around 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. (ANI)

A fire broke out in a godown in Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar on Saturday afternoon. Around 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after the news reached fire department. In the latest update, the fire has been doused and the cooling operation is still underway. According to a preliminary investigation into the incident, it has been revealed that the fire might have started due to a short circuit, as per the report by the Times of India. The report suggests that the wires might have caught the spark and spread to the plastic and rubber items that were lying nearby. So far no casualties have been reported from the incident. However, there is no official word on the damage.

Earlier this week, a godown in the Tughlakabad village area of south Delhi also caught fire where plastic and other scrap materials were stored by ragpickers. However, the blaze was brought under control after the cooling operations taken by the fire department. There was no report of anyone injured or harmed in any manner in the fire.

In another massive fire that broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Delhi had killed at least 17 workers. A dozen fire engines took three hours to douse the fire in the Bawana industrial area of New Delhi. In June last year, 23 workers were killed when a blast occurred while they were producing firecrackers in Kheri village in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The explosion triggered a blaze that engulfed the factory before firefighters put it out.

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