New Delhi: A fire broke out at the office of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan located at CGO Complex in Delhi on Wednesday morning. As many as 24 fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. One CISF Inspector reportedly became unconscious in the fire incident and was taken the to hospital. His health condition is currently normal, stated news agency ANI. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out at Shoe Factory in Delhi's Lawrence Road, 26 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot
Meanwhile, the fire at Delhi’s CGO Complex was brought under control by the tenders who carried out the cooling operation. Also Read - Peeragarhi Fire: Arvind Kejriwal Announces Rs 1 Crore Ex-gratia to Family Members of Amit Balyan
In yet another incident on February 13, Delhi Fire Service began a fire-audit at about 380 hotels across the central Delhi area. The audit was undertaken a day after a massive fire broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel in Karol Bagh that claimed lives of 17 persons, a senior fire officer said.
“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.
All hotels will be strictly checked for their safety norms. If fire-fighting equipment not in place, severe action will be taken against the hotel management, the officer added.
(With Agency inputs)