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Delhi: Main part of building damaged, over 50 shops gutted as huge fire creates havoc in Chandni Chowk market

Chandni Chowk fire: Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg said the "situation is not very good" and that a major part of the main building has been severely damaged.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan New Delhi Updated on: November 25, 2022 11:46 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV/ANI Delhi: Main part of building severely damaged as massive fire creates havoc in Chandni Chowk market

Chandni Chowk fire: As a massive fire engulfed shops of Bhagirath Palace market in the Chandni Chowk area, Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg said on Friday that a major part of the main building has been severely damaged.

According to reports, more than 50 shops were gutted in the fire that engulfed the wholesale market. The fire that broke out at one shop soon spread to adjacent ones, all dealing in supplying electrical appliances, officials said.

Garg said that the "situation is not very good" and at least 40 fire tenders toiled hard to douse the flame. According to him, no casualties were reported in the incident. 

The fire department also had to resort to remote control fire fighting machines to douse the flames. Speaking to the media, former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said the main building, which caught fire, is collapsing slowly as the two floors completely got damaged.  

According to the fire department, a call was received at around 9:19 pm on Thursday after which at least 30 fire tenders including one unmanned firefighter were rushed to the spot. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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