Delhi

Major fire breaks out in Burari warehouse

The fire broke out in north Delhi’s Burari in the early hours of Wednesday.

The fire broke out in north Delhi’s Burari in the early hours of Wednesday.  

No injuries were reported; case filed and investigation is under way, said police

A major fire broke out in a cloth warehouse in north Delhi’s Burari in the early hours of Wednesday, the police said. No injuries have been reported in the incident, they said.

A fire official said a call was made at 4.55 a.m. stating that a fire had broken out at a cloth warehouse in Tomar Colony.

25 fire tenders

“A total of 25 fire tenders were pressed into service and the fire was doused by 9.20 a.m. However, the cooling off operation was under way till 10 p.m.,” he said.

The police said the fire is suspected to have started from the first floor of the three-storey warehouse, which also has a basement. Presence of cloth in the building led to spreading of the fire to the other floors.

Local residents tried to douse the blaze themselves till the fire tenders reached. They were allegedly delayed due to the narrow lanes.

Locals also shared with the police their grievances over the presence of a warehouse in a residential area.

“A case under appropriate sections of the IPC has been registered and an inquiry into the matter is under way,” said a senior police officer.

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