No casualties reported in fire at showrooms of Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market

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Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg (Photo/ANI)
Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], June 12 (ANI): No casualties have been reported in the massive fire at showrooms of Lajpat Nagar's Central Market, informed Delhi Fire Services on Saturday.

Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg also mentioned that the situation is now under control and cooling operation is underway.

"30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot after we received a fire call. Over 100 firefighters worked to douse the flames. No casualty has been reported. The situation is under control now. Cooling operation is underway", Garg said.

Showing ANI the houses across a narrow street at the backside of these showrooms, Garg said, "Our men have worked very smartly; they ensured that the fire stays confined to its place. The operation began from the backside of the showrooms so that the fire does not cause any harm to the houses that side".

When asked for a possible cause of the fire, Garg said that he speculates that the fire must have begun earlier in the morning, "but since the shops were closed, no one noticed until the fire spread to all 4 showrooms". (ANI)

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