Massive fire breaks out in girls’ hostel in Delhi, check details
As many as five girls who were trapped due to the fire, were rescued.
New Delhi: A fire broke out in a girls’ hostel in Delhi’ Mukherjee Nagar area in the evening hours of Wednesday, ANI informed in a X post today.
Reportedly, the fire broke out in a paying guest hostel for girls while 7 numbers of fire tenders reached the spot, said Delhi Fire Service.
Later, another 5 fire tenders were also rushed to the spot. It was reported that a few girls were trapped in the building as informed by the director Atul Garg of Delhi Fire Service.
“A fire broke out in a girls’ PG hostel in the Mukherjee Nagar area. 7 fire tenders reached the spot: Delhi Fire Service,” ANI tweeted.
As per latest reports, later a few more fire tenders were sent to the site to douse the fire. In total 20 fire tenders were sent to the spot and the fire was doused. As many as five girls who were trapped due to the fire, were rescued.
A massive fire broke out at a girls’ PG hostel here in the Mukherjee Nagar area on Wednesday, an official said, adding that no casualties were reported.
Delhi Fire Services director, Atul Garg said that a call regarding the fire at a PG — Signature Apartment — was received at around 7.46 p.m.
He said that a total of 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot following which the blaze was brought under control.
“Around 35 girls were present in the building. All have been rescued, and they are safe,” said Garg.
“It is being suspected that the fire initially broke at a meter-reading board installed near the staircase and went on to spread to the upper floors,” he added.
(Update is from IANS)