80 shops gutted in fire at Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Area, 13 fire tenders at spot
Around 80 shops were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area. The fire broke out in Lajpat Rai market that is located opposite to the iconic Red Fort. As per locals, the fire started around 4:45 am, and around 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot trying to bring the fire under control.
In the early hours of Thursday, a massive fire broke out at the heart of Delhi- Chandni Chowk. More than 80 shops are reported to be gutted in the fire that broke out in Lajpat Rai Market which is located opposite to the iconic Red Fort. The fire is believed to have been started around 4:45 am in the early morning. Atul Garg, DFS chief, said “We received a call at around 4.45 am about the fire. The team rushed to the spot and 12 fire tenders were deployed. The fire spread to a few other shops which were gutted.”
As of now, there have been no reports of any casualties but the visuals that went viral on social media showed tall flames swallowing shops as firefighters and locals try to control the blaze. News Agency ANI showed pictures of shops gutted in the fire and there were also visuals of cloths and other items completely damaged in the massive fire.
A preliminary inquiry into the matter has shown that around 80 cardboard boxes had caught fire following a short circuit. After 3 long hours, the fire tenders were successful in their efforts to bring the fire under control. It is also believed that there has been a huge monetary loss for the businessmen who had their shops in that locality.
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