A fire broke out at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the South Block in Delhi in the wee hours of Tuesday, according to reports. It has been learnt that the fire broke out in room No. 242 at around 3.35 AM. The room is located on the second floor of PMO. The situation is now under control, ANI reported. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the site of fire at PMO. Flames were doused within 20 minutes, according to reports. No one was injured in the incident, the Delhi Fire Services was quoted as saying by PTI. A Delhi Fire Services official said that a call was received about a fire in room number 242 of the Prime Minister’s Office around 3.35 am. However, four air conditioners were burnt. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said.
Earlier on February 3, a fire had broken out in the accounts branch of Rashtrapati Bhavan. However it was doused within minutes, PTI had reported. No one was hurt in the blaze though some furniture was damaged. Six firetenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was then doused within 10 minutes. An inverter, a chair and a table were gutted in the fire. The cause of fire was suspected to be a short-circuit and further probe is underway, an official had said.
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In January, a minor fire in the server room of Parliament House had caused panic ahead of the Budget session.