Massive fire at godown in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, blaze spreads to school and gym

Firefighters attempt to douse a massive fire that broke out at a plastic and rubber warehouse near a school at south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar in New Delhi.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Massive blaze broke out at a godown in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Tuesday evening, the latest in a series of factory fires this year. No casualty was reported but chief fire officer of the Delhi fire services, Atul Garg, fell unconscious during the firefighting operations. Fire also partially engulfed a school building and a gymnasium.

Police and DDMA staff made continuous announcements, asking residents to stay inside their houses. All vehicles were removed as precautionary measure. So far, fire fighters had no information of anyone stuck being in the building. AAP legislator Somnath Bharti said the incident brings to fore his pending demand of a fire station nearby. On whether the godown was being illegally run, Somnath said it is a matter of investigation.

 

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