New Delhi, Sept 16: A massive blaze broke out in the early hours of Sunday at a factory in Delhi's Udyog Nagar area, which houses mostly commercial establishments and industrial bodies. At least 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. No casualties were reported till the preliminary reports emerged.
The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, the fire brigade department said, adding that its personnel are on the spot to bring the flames under control at the earliest. Bagri Market Fire: Kolkata's Busiest Trading Hub up in Flames, 30 Fire Tenders at Spot; Traffic Restrictions Imposed
Delhi: Fire breaks out in a factory in Udyog Nagar area, 30 fire tenders at the spot. pic.twitter.com/EEFHuG4lxI
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The fire incident in Delhi comes three days after a blaze erupted at the Safdarjung Hospital, leaving three injured. The fire had broke out at the eye operation theatre on the fourth floor of the new OPD building. "Accidental spillage of chemical agent" was reported as the cause of fire.
Delhi records massive number of fire incidents throughout the year, particularly due to the rapid urbanisation and growing population in the city. As per the data maintained for a four-month period (April-July) in 2016, a total of 11,654 blaze were recorded by the Delhi Fire Service (DFS).