New Delhi, May 30: A massive fire broke out in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Tuesday evening which is still continuing. At least 15 fire tenders are currently at the spot trying to douse the fire. The raging blaze started last evening around 5 pm in Khirki Extension area of Malviya Nagar and such is the magnitude that the fire is still continuing but is currently under control. A rubber godown went up into flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the godown. As per officials, the fire started in a truck which was inside the godown and then spread widely, thus engulfing the whole factory. It also spread to the nearby buildings, including a school and a gym.
In the latest development, the fire has still not been doused and now MI-17 helicopter is being deployed for Bambi bucket operation.
According to the fire department officials, it is one of the highest category fire as more than 30 fire engines had been deployed to tackle it and bring the blaze under control.
Firefighting officials who are at present on the current spot said that though the fire was under control, it would take another three to four hours to completely douse the fire. Deputy Chief Fire Officer confirmed saying that the fire was under control. Watch the raging blaze that engulfed the entire godown and the adjacent area.
No casualties have been reported in this incident. But a fire fighter received injuries. Fortunately, the residential building as well as the school which is very close to the godown were empty and hence a mishap was averted. The magnitude of the fire was such that it was visible at a distance of 5 km. Thick clouds of smoke could be seen from Saket, Greater Kailash and even Nehru Place.