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Delhi: Major fire breaks out in Paschim Puri, over 250 shanties gutted

The fire is under control now. The cooling operations are underway.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 13, 2019 7:59 IST ]

Major fire breaks out in Paschim Puri

A major fire broke out in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area early Wednesday. Over 250 shanties are believed to have been gutted in this fire.

More than 25 fire tenders immediately rushed to the spot. The fire is under control now. The cooling operations are underway.

According to media reports, the fire department was alerted at around 1:15 am. The cause of fire is believed to be a short circuit. Several gas cylinders have also been recovered from the spot which had reportedly caught fire.

Hundreds of people living in these shanties have been affected by this fire. The Paschim Puri fire took place a day after 17 people were killed in a fire at a hotel in Karol Bagh.

We got a call around 1 AM that a fire had broken out in slums. We immediately sent 20-25 fire tenders to the spot. It took us 2 hours to control the fire, a woman was injured and has been shifted to a hospital. More than 200 huts were caught in the fire, Fire Officer AK Jaiswal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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