New Delhi: Fire broke out early on Thursday morning at a paper card factory in Delhi’s Naraina. As the firemen struggled to contain the blaze, the number of fire tenders at work also rose from 12 to 29. No casualties have been reported yet from the site at Industrial Area, Phase I. (Also read: PM Condoles Loss of Lives in Delhi Hotel Fire) Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
Meanwhile, Delhi Fire Service has begun a fire audit at about 380 hotels across central Delhi in the wake of the massive fire that broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel in Karol Bagh claiming 17 lives. Also Read - Two Minor Siblings Killed by Mentally Unstable Man After He Set Them on Fire
The Delhi government had directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their safety compliance within a week. Also Read - Delhi: Final Phase Trial of Contactless Ticketing System to Begin in 3,000 Cluster Buses Through 'Chartr' From Monday | All You Need to Know
“Based on the directives of the state government, we have formed six teams to carry out inspections in hotels and guest houses across Karol Bagh area. We have already begun the inspection,” Atul Kumar Garg, Chief Fire Officer said.