New Delhi: A major fire incident was averted at a petrol pump in Delhi's Rohini Sector 16 when a Skoda car engulfed in flames.
An eyewitness said that the car caught fire soon after its diesel tank was refueled.
No one was injured in the incident which took place, on Saturday, few meters away from the petrol pump, the eyewitness added.
As soon as fire officials were informed about the incident, they rushed to the spot with fire brigade engines. It took almost half-an-hour to douse the blaze completely.
“We received a call that a Skoda car caught fire in Rohini Sector 16. Two fire tenders were rushed to site immediately to extinguish the fire,” a fire official said.
Locals said that the driver left the car and ran away suddenly after noticing smoke coming out from the bonnet.
A fire official said that overheating of the engine may be a reason behind this fire.
Meanwhile, police has launched a search operation to nab the absconding drive to establish the further link.