Fire breaks out at Army canteen in Delhi, fire-fighting operations underway
A major fire broke out at cantt area in Delhi's army canteen on Sunday. [Representational Image]
Updated: Sun, 31 May 2020 10:40 AM IST
A fire broke out in an Army canteen in Sadar Bazar area on Sunday morning, Delhi fire service officials told PTI. The fire department was informed around 9 am and eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot, they added.
Delhi: Fire breaks out at Army Canteen in Delhi Cantt area. 8 fire tenders rushed to the spot. More details awaited.
— ANI (@ANI)
May 31, 2020
The exact cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. An investigation is underway.
Earlier on May 28, a major fire had broke out at a residential building in Delhi's Anand Vihar. The fire engulfed the second floor and a temporary structure on the building's rooftop. It was brought into control after one hour.
Earlier this month, a massive fire had broke at Chunabhatti JJ Cluster Slum area of Kirti Nagar in Delhi. After continued efforts, the fire brigade were able to douse the fire.
A fire had also broke out at a jewellery shop near Rajendra place.
Here are some major incidents of fire in Delhi:
Last year, more than 45 labourers were killed in a massive fire in four-storey factory on Rani Jhansi Road in December.
In February 2019, a fire broke out at Hotel Arpit in Delhi's Karol Bagh, in which at least 17 people died.
In January 2018, at least 17 people lost their lives after an illegal fireworks factory in Bawana was set on fire.
On November 20, 2011, at least 14 people died in a fire in the Nandangari area during an event.
On June 13, 1997, Upaz cinema in Delhi was set on fire. 59 people lost their lives.
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