Fire at plastic factory in Delhi’s Narela industrial area

The cooling operations are still going on and the cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short-circuit.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2016 8:35 am
fire-759 The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short-circuit (ANI Photo)

A fire broke out at a plastic factory in outer Delhi’s Narela industrial area on Wednesday evening after which the building collapsed injuring four civilians and two firefighters, police said. A fire call was received at 4.45 pm and 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said a fire department official.

Later five more fire tenders were rushed to control the blaze that had started in the three-storeyed factory, he said.

While the operations were on, the top floor of the building collapsed and six people, including two fire department officers, were trapped under the debris, police said.

Four of the injured people have been evacuated and rushed to a hospital. Efforts were on to rescue two others trapped under the debris, a senior police officer said.

The cooling operations are still going on, he added. The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short-circuit, police said.

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