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Delhi: Fire breaks out after cylinder blast in building in Badarpur

A shop fire in Badarpur, southeast Delhi, triggered a swift response from the Delhi Fire Services, deploying seven fire tenders to control the situation. No casualties were reported, even as cooking gas cylinders exploded within the shop.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Updated on: January 25, 2024 22:00 IST
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Image Source : TWITTER Delhi: Fire breaks out after cylinder blast in building in Badarpur

A fire erupted in a shop located in the main market of Badarpur, southeast Delhi, causing a stir in the area. Authorities have confirmed no casualties as Delhi Fire Services (DFS) promptly deployed seven fire tenders to contain the situation.

Incident details

The Delhi Fire Services received a distress call at 6:13 pm on Thursday evening, alerting them to the shop fire in Badarpur. The fire originated within the shop, leading to the explosion of several cooking gas cylinders stored on the premises. DFS officials immediately dispatched seven fire tenders to manage and extinguish the flames.

Swift response ensures no casualties

Despite the intensity of the fire and the explosion of gas cylinders, quick action by the DFS prevented any reported casualties. The incident highlights the crucial role of prompt emergency response in mitigating potential harm in such situations.

Investigation ongoing

As the fire has been brought under control, authorities are initiating an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. Early reports suggest that the explosion of cooking gas cylinders exacerbated the fire, prompting officials to assess safety measures in shops handling such materials.

Public caution advised

Local authorities are urging residents and businesses to adhere to fire safety guidelines, emphasizing the importance of proper storage and handling of flammable materials to prevent such incidents in the future.

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