Fire at Finance Ministry room in North Block

A minor fire was reported from one of the rooms on the first floor of North Block on Friday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 20, 2012 1:33:23 am

A minor fire was reported from one of the rooms on the first floor of North Block on Friday afternoon.

According to the Fire department officials,the control room received a call that an air-conditioning duct has caught fire around 4.30 pm. Soon,five fire-tenders were sent to the spot.

Room number 138,where the fire was reported,is where the Union Finance Ministry keeps all its records – documents and other material.

A police officer said no document was destroyed in the fire. “The fire was doused within 15-20 minutes. No case has been registered by police. No damage has been reported,” he said.

The police officer said a short circuit is suspected to have sparked the fire.

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