Fire breaks out at factory in Anand Parvat industrial zone, five shops ravaged in Azad market

New Delhi: A factory in the Anand Parvat Industrial Zone was engulfed in flames on Saturday morning and ten firefighters were on hand to put out the blaze, ABP News reported.

Six fire service personnel were injured in the sprinkler operation, as the fire was caused by an explosion at the plant. The injured were rushed to BL Kapoor Hospital for treatment.

Prasad Nagar firefighters had received a call around 5 a.m. on Saturday morning about the blaze, ABP News reported, adding that an explosion occurred at the plant as a rescue and rescue operation extinction was in progress.

The priority for the fire department right now is to get the blaze under control as the flames continue to flare from time to time and tend to injured firefighters, fire department officials said, as quoted by ABP News. .

The factory contained cardboard materials and chemicals, both of which were flammable substances leading to the explosion at the factory. The situation is currently under control.

Another fire was reported at Azad Market in Delhi on Saturday morning where 5 shops were engulfed near Pul Bangash metro station when firefighters received a call at 4.41am. firefighters were dispatched to the scene to put out the fire and the extinguishing operation is in progress.

There were no reports of injuries and a short circuit was believed to be the cause of the fire, fire officials said, citing ABP News.

“The fire that broke out in a few shops in Azad market today was brought under control with the help of 20 fire engines. The fire spread to 3 buildings,” said Rajinder Atwal, Divisional Fire Officer of Delhi Fire Department as quoted by ANI news agency.

Luz W. German