Fire at the Chandni Chowk market is under control and and cooling operation continues, the fire department said on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. Over 50 shops have been gutted in a massive blaze that engulfed the wholesale market of Bhagirath Palace area in Chandni Chowk.
Fire-fighting operations began Thursday night. No casualties have been reported from the incident so far, police said.
According to the fire department, 22 fire tenders are working on the cooling operation of spot.
The fire department said that it received a call about the blaze at 9:19 PM on Thursday.
A total of 32 fire tenders had reached the spot and tried to douse the flames. Remote control fire fighting machine was also being used to bring the fire under control, the fire department said.
Preliminary inquiry suggested that the fire started at a shop and spread to adjacent shops in the market, and the cause is yet to be ascertained.