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Fire breaks out at Mangolpuri shoe factory, no one hurt

A major fire broke out in a shoe factory in Outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Monday morning. The fire brigade took more than nine hours to douse the blaze. No injuries were reported in the incident.

According to Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg, a call was received at 10:34 a.m. stating that a major fire had broke out in a shoe factory in Mangolpuri Industrial Area. “After the call was made, 25 fire tenders were pressed into service in several rounds through the day. The blaze was finally doused around 7:30 p.m.,” he said, adding that the cooling off operation took a couple of more hours.

Two-storey structure

Plastic shoes and slippers were being manufactured at the double-story factory, which also has a basement, said a fire officer. “There are other factories in the area but the situation was brought under control and the blaze didn’t spread to the other buildings. There are also godowns where chemicals are kept,” said the fire officer.

The police said they are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze. “No injuries were reported in the incident. As soon as the fire broke out, all workers ran out,” said a senior police officer.

Fire at Metro Station

Another fire was reported at Nehru Place Metro Station around 12:30 p.m. One fire tender was rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused within an hour.

“The cause of the fire was short circuit in an electric panel,” said a police officer, adding that no injuries were reported in the incident.


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