Visuals from the site showed thick smoke emerging from the top of the building, followed by flames a minute later. Hoses were placed by firefighters in the stairway of the building to tackle the blaze.
A call to alert the authorities regarding the fire went out at around 5.30 am. The fire at the first floor of a restaurant opposite Alka Hotel apparently originated from furniture.
Delhi Fire Service Chief Atul Garg said: “Six fire tenders were immediately dispatched. No casualties were reported from the site.” DFS personnel stated that the fire was completely doused at around 6.20 am.