In the third such incident in the facility in the past four days, a major fire broke out in a plastic scrapyard in west Delhi on Wednesday with fire fighters suspecting it to be another case of “deliberate” setting of fire.

Fire fighters and traders claimed that goods worth crores were gutted.

The blaze was reported from two godowns in the Mundka scrap market on West Phrini road at around 4 am and 35 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. It took around three hours to douse the fire.

Two godowns were set on fire this morning, Delhi Fire Services Director R. C. Sharma told PTI. “There was a similar fire in the same market last evening where we sent eight fire tenders,” he said.

“These appears to be deliberate,” he said.

Earlier on Sunday, fire engulfed the same market in which scrap worth crores was destroyed.

The city has witnessed a number of fire incidents in recent days.

On Saturday, a major fire broke out in a container depot in south Delhi’s Tuglaqabad, one of the biggest such facilities in Asia, which destroyed 24 of the 25 warehouses that store goods worth crores meant for exports.

Around 600 hutments were gutted and two persons injured on April 8 when a major power transmission line fell down on an east Delhi slum, triggering a massive fire.

On April 2, four major fire incidents were reported from the city, including one at former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s residence and another at the Income Tax office.

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