Fire at Karol Bagh shoe market, 39 fire tenders rushed – Reuters


NEW DELHI: A massive fire broke out in many shops in a shoe market in Delhi’s central Karol Bagh district early on Sunday morning, which was extinguished in around five hours, a senior health services official said. ‘fire.

The fire was extinguished around 9 a.m. as cooling operations continued, he said. “A serious fire call was received from a shoe market in Gaffar, Karol Bagh, at 4.16 a.m. and 39 firefighters were dispatched to the site,” said the director of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS ), Atul Garg.

No one was trapped or injured, he said, adding that the cause of the fire is not yet known. The DFS manager said none of the stores that caught fire had a no-objection certificate from the fire department.

Firefighters said the shoe market buildings usually had their stores on the ground floor while the owners stocked, repaired or sold in their basements which are upstairs.

Elaborating on the challenges faced by firefighters during the operation, Garg said the area where the fire occurred was a narrow lane which was mostly congested.

“Many hanging wires were present in the market area, which is dangerous and also causes inconvenience. There was a shortage of water resources used to extinguish the fire. The construction of the building is weak, so the structures have already developed cracks,” he added.

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