As Delhiites celebrated the Diwali with fervour, fire brigade personnel were on their toes attending to around 260 calls with regard to fire-related incidents from across the city. The officials said, though they got 260 complaints about fire incidents, no major blaze were reported from the city on Saturday.
The fire brigade got calls from almost all parts of the city. “We received 260 calls from yesterday evening to late night. There is no major incident in any part of the city,” an official said.
In an incident at a residential complex on Kasturba Gandhi Marg in Connaught Place, a car and a scooter were damaged when they caught fire in the afternoon. “Some children were bursting crackers at MS Apartments and accidentally, the vehicles caught fire,” officials said.
A fire also broke out in a godown of jeans, in Gayabasti area of Delhi last evening. The fire was doused by the residents. No call was made to police or fire brigade.
Last year, the fire brigade received over 270 calls while in 2007 the figure was around 150 calls. To meet any eventualities during the festival of lights, the fire department had set up temporary stations and deployed over 100 water tenders and high-capacity dousers.