Delhi fires again after Mundka; 22 fire tenders reached Narela
New Delhi: After the tragic Mundka building fire that claimed 29 lives, a plastic granulation factory caught fire in Delhi’s Narela late on Saturday night, reported ANI. Though the fire department is describing it as a medium-grade fire, at least 22 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the flames. According to the report of ANI, the rescue operation is still going on.
“We received information about the fire at Narela industrial area around 9.10 pm. Fire officials reached the spot and declared it as a medium-grade fire. 22 fire tenders are present at the spot. No casualties have been reported,” SK Dua, fire department told ANI.
Later, firefighters said that they were facing challenges in going inside the building. “We are unable to enter inside. We are putting out the fire from outside. Delhi Fire Department ADO AK Sharma said, it is expected to be brought under control in the next 2-3 hours.
Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg confirmed to IANS that there were no casualties or casualties in the incident. However, there was certainly a huge loss of property.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Flames engulfed the entire building, while a plume of smoke was rising from the top floor.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Brijendra Kumar Yadav said that the factory is owned by Rahul Jain and the factory was closed at the time of the incident.
“In this factory, tarpaulins are manufactured, for which plastic granules are used as raw material,” the DCP said, adding that no one is reported to be trapped inside.
As per the latest reports, 25 fire tenders are on the spot and a ‘sky lift’ fire tender has also reached at 12.05 am.
DCP Yadav said, “The fire has now been brought under control.”
Notably, the incident comes hours after a massive fire broke out in the commercial building of Mundka, killing at least 29 people.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given Rs 10 lakh for the families of the victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs.