Fire breaks out at Ansal Towers in Nehru Place, no casualty reported

A fire broke out on the first floor of Ansal Towers in southeast Delhi’s Nehru Place area on Monday morning. No casualty is reported in the incident. Police and fire tenders took two hours to douse the fire and another one hour to cool the affected place.

The fire started in the store room of Canara Bank which is situated on the first floor of the 15-storey building.

“I noticed smoke coming out from the room, so I started running outside of the building. I called the police, which took 10-15 minutes to reach the spot,” said an eyewitness on phone. It took several minutes to vacate the building. However, no stampede or injury were reported during the entire operation.

“Everything happened in order. All the people working in the building left it without any undue hurry, which helped the fire brigade teams to start their work,” the eyewitness added.
Eight fire tenders were pressed into service.

The cause of fire is still unknown. But prima facie it appears to have beeb caused due to a short-circuit.

“The fire started at the store room of the Canara Bank office. The room remains closed as old records and UPS are kept there. We are investigating the cause of the fire,” said a police officer. The bank is located in Asia’s largest computer spare parts market, Nehru Place.   

Another fire
In another incident on Monday afternoon, a fire broke out at a coaching centre situated on the third floor of a building in west Delhi’s Janak Puri.

The building is located opposite the Janakpuri district centre. Thirteen fire tenders were used to douse the fire which lasted an hour. The building was vacated in time and no causalties were reported. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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