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Delhi: Over 100 shanties gutted in Jamia Nagar, no casualties reported

The Delhi Police said Station House Officer at Jamia Nagar police station along with other staff are also at the spot, helping locals and firemen dousing the fire.

Written by Jignasa Sinha | New Delhi |
Updated: April 14, 2021 7:50:21 pm
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) teams have controlled the blaze and a cooling operation is underway. (Source: Delhi Fire Services)

Over a hundred shanties were gutted in Southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar after a major fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon. Officials from the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the blaze spread as houses, e-rickshaws and LPG cylinders caught fire at Noor Nagar in Jamia. No casualties have been reported so far.

The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) teams have controlled the blaze and a cooling operation is underway.

Atul Garg, DFS Chief, said they received a call about the fire at 3.13 pm. “Initially, we sent nine fire tenders to the spot but soon the fire spread to other shanties. Four more tenders were called in. The firemen rescued the residents in time and controlled the blaze,” said Garg.

According to DFS, a call regarding the fire in Noor Nagar was received at 3.13 pm after which nine fire tenders were sent to the spot. (Source: Delhi Fire Services)

The Delhi Police said Station House Officer (SHO) at Jamia Nagar police station along with other staff are also at the spot, helping locals and firemen douse the fire.

RP Meena, DCP (Southeast) said the police conducted an inquiry and called local NGOs to rescue residents. “We called fire services, BSES, area SDM and CATS ambulance. Around 50 shanties were completely gutted in the fire. Prima facie, sparking in the electricity supply cables caused the fire. All residents evacuated in time, nobody was injured,” said the DCP.

The Delhi Police said Station House Officer (SHO) at Jamia Nagar police station along with other staff are also at the spot, helping locals and firemen douse the fire. (Source: Delhi Fire Services)

People who lost their homes were sent to a temporary shelter in Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Jamia Nagar.

A case has been registered against unknown persons. Police said legal action will be taken in the matter.

(Source: Delhi Fire Services)

Meanwhile, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan visited the spot and met the aggrieved families.

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