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Updated: January 17, 2012 11:32 IST

Fire at LPG filling station

Special Correspondent
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Fire personnel at the CNG pump in South Delhi where a fire broke out on Monday. Photo: PTI
Fire personnel at the CNG pump in South Delhi where a fire broke out on Monday. Photo: PTI

Four persons, including two filling station employees, injured

Four persons sustained minor injuries when a car caught fire at an LPG filling station of Indian Oil in South Delhi late on Monday evening.

The fire at the filling station, located at Munirka near the Vasant Vihar DTC bus depot, was reported around 8-25 p.m. As per the preliminary reports, a car that had come to the filling station caught fire.

To ensure that the blaze did not spread to the rest of the filling station, a number of staff members began using fire extinguishers to douse the flames. In the process, two filling station employees and two other persons suffered minor injuries.

In the meantime, the Delhi Fire Service said, the fire spread to the main valve of the LPG supply. Almost three hours after the fire started, the Fire personnel were still battling the blaze which though confined posed a serious threat to the entire area.

In all, the DFS had pressed 10 vehicles into service till 11-30 p.m. It said its personnel were continuously spraying water on the fire to control it.

To limit the impact of the fire, the Delhi Police quickly cordoned off the area and diverted the traffic in the vicinity to safety. It also quickly cleared the way for the emergency vehicles to operate.

The entire area was cordoned off to keep the bystanders at bay and to allow the fire fighters an opportunity to combat the blaze effectively.



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