Press Esc to close
Sunday 29 May 2016
News updated at 4:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.2°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Bhagirath Palace market gutted

New Delhi, Dec 13, 2012, DHNS

A major fire broke out at a godown of electrical items in central Delhi’s Chandni Chowk on Thursday. No causality was reported.

According to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS), fire broke out at the Bhagirath Palace market at around 5 pm.

“Around 22 fire tenders were ru­shed to the spot and the bl­aze was brought under contr­ol in less than an hour,” a fire of­ficer said. Rescue workers suspected that a short circuit was responsible for the blaze.

“Short circuit may be the cause for the fire in this congested area, as electrical wires hang haphazardly over the roads,” a rescue worker said.

A K Sharma, DFS director, refused to comment on the cause of the fire. “Narrow lanes in the congested locality made it difficult for the fire engines to reach the spot,” he said.

Though rescue workers evacuated the people and barricaded the area, the congested lanes made the job of the fire-fighters difficult.

“The fire broke out in a godown of electrical items which is a 200 square yard warehouse. There were a lot of inflammable plastic and PVC materials which caught fire,” said a fire-fighter.

Police said power supply to the area was snapped for over two hours as a precaution.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor during shoot of her upcomming movie 'OK JAANU'...

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor during shoot of her upcomming movie 'OK JAANU'...

Former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson interacts with recently selected young pacer...

Former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson interacts with recently selected young pacer...

Crowds pack the Canaveral National Seashore Friday, to witness the liftoff of a SpaceX...

Crowds pack the Canaveral National Seashore Friday, to witness the liftoff of a SpaceX...

Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley paying floral tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar...

Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley paying floral tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with artists tries his hands at a drum in Heritage Mawphlang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with artists tries his hands at a drum in Heritage Mawphlang...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523