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Fires break out at AIIMS, Gujarat Bhawan, no casualties

According to police, the first incident was reported at Gujarat Bhawan on Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri area.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 13, 2015 12:45:40 am
AIIMS, fire at AIIMS, Gujarat Bhwan, fire at Gujarat Bhawan, delhi news, city news, local news, delhi newsline A minor fire broke out in the basement of Gujarat Bhawan on Sunday morning. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra )

Two separate incidents of fire were reported in the capital on Sunday morning. However, there were no casualties or loss of property.

According to police, the first incident was reported at Gujarat Bhawan on Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri area.

Fire officials said they received a call around 8 am about the fire. “Nearly eight fire tenders were pressed into action and the blaze was brought under control in 40 minutes,” a senior officer said. A short circuit is believed to be have caused the fire, but the exact reason will be ascertained after a probe, the officer said.

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“Initial investigation has revealed that the fire started in an old banquet hall in the basement where old furniture was stored. The Gujarat Bhawan administration will look into the matter,” the officer added.

In another incident, a minor fire broke out on the fourth floor of AIIMS. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a Delhi Fire Service official said.

“The incident came to light when some technicians noticed smoke billowing from one of the windows of the fourth floor and alerted the security guards. They informed the fire officials. A call was received at 10.05 am following which six fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

They doused the flames within 20 minutes. Initial investigation has revealed that some electrical cables caught fire after a short circuit,” the official added.

“An inquiry into the matter has been initiated. We are trying to ascertain the exact cause. Investigation is on,” a senior police officer said.

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