New Delhi: The death toll in the massive fire that broke out in a three-storey commercial building near Delhi’s Mundka Metro Station on Friday jumped to 27, police said late evening. Around 40 people are said to have sustained burn injuries and are undergoing treatment in hospital. Confirming the grave number, Sunil Choudhary, a senior official of Delhi Fire Service said total 27 bodies have been recovered so far.Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Forest Area Near Majnu Ka Tila in Delhi. See PHOTOS

Around 30 fire tenders were still working at the spot and ambulances were stationed to provide medical assistance to the rescued victims. “So far 50 people have been rescued, 26 died in the fire. Rescue operation continues,” DCP Sameer Sharma, Outer District said. Also Read - Delhi: 1 Dead, Several Injured As Massive Fire Breaks Out in Bawana Industrial Area

Meanwhile, the police have detained the owner of the building and his antecedents are being examined. Based on preliminary enquiry, the police said that it was a three-storey commercial building used for providing office space for companies. The fire incident initiated from the 1st floor of the building, which is an office of CCTV cameras and router manufacturing company. However, the cause of the fire still remains unknown. Also Read - SSC Delhi Police Head Constable Recruitment 2022: Salary Up to Rs 81,100; Class 12 Pass Out Candidates Can Apply For 835 Posts

Mundka Building Fire: As It Happened

11.10 PM: Fire fighting operation has concluded. Rescue operation continues, it will take time given the vastness of the area: Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service

11.00 PM: 50 rescued, 26 dead in the fire. Rescue operation continues: DCP Sameer Sharma, Outer District

10.55 PM: 26 bodies recovered in the fire at 3-storey commercial building which broke out this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station: Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service

10.30 PM: 20 bodies recovered in the fire at 3-storey commercial building which broke out this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station, confirms Delhi Fire Director Atul Garg

10.20 PM: Some people jumped off the building, they were shifted to the hospital: Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service

10.15 PM: So far 10 injured in the fire at a 3-storey commercial building which broke out this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station: Delhi Police

10.05 PM: A total of 16 bodies were recovered from the 3-storey commercial building which had caught fire this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station. Third floor is yet to be searched: Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Director

9.45 PM: Some persons are still trapped inside a 3-storey commercial building which had caught fire this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station: Delhi police

9.00 PM: One woman has died in the fire. The deceased woman is yet to be identified. Rescue operation on. Police force deployed with the area being cordoned off. About 15 fire tenders are at the spot and more coming in. About 50-60 people rescued, and 2-3 injured: Sameer Sharma, DCP, Outer district