A massive fire broke out in a residential area in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. According to the information, one woman was rushed to hospital after being rescued from a high-storey building following the incident which occurred in the Ankur Vihar area.
The blaze was reported from the parking area between two apartments in Ankur Vihar and over a dozen vehicles were damaged, the police said. They further added that the firefighting personnel managed to completely douse the fire.
Several vehicles charred
According to the fire department officials, vehicles parked in the ground floor parking of a four-storey building were on fire and that vehicles parked in the ground parking of another building located behind it had also caught fire. The parking of these two buildings was connected to each other through a large mesh gate on the ground floor.
Following the incident, the police and locals rushed to provide help and rescued five women and three men in the process. One woman identified as Poonam Sharma was in an unconscious state and she along with her husband was immediately rushed to the Joint District Hospital located in Loni.
People were stuck in building
Speaking to the media, Chief Fire Officer Rahul Pal said, "Information was received about fire in vehicles at the parking. We also received information about people being stuck on the upper floors. The fire had spread in the basement. Firefighting operations and rescue operations were done. Around 12 two-wheelers and 4 four-wheelers fire vehicles were charred in the incident. Fire has been completely doused."
A total of 19 flats were built in a four-storey building located at plot number B 11/4, in which about 4 two-wheelers parked in the parking lot were damaged in the fire, officials said. Four four-wheelers and about 8 two-wheelers parked in the parking on the ground floor of the four-storey building number MM-53 were damaged in the fire, they added.
(With inputs from ANI)