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Truck catches fire in Punjabi Bagh, guts tanker

The flames engulfed an empty oil tanker and a nearby complex which housed several warehouses and shops.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
June 4, 2015 2:53:34 am
flames, punjabi bagh, truck fire, fire, punjabi bagh fire, delhi news, india news Flames from the truck engulfed an empty oil tanker and a nearby complex that house several warehouses. (Source: Express Photo by Purusottam Sharma)

A major blaze broke out in West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Wednesday afternoon after a truck containing plastic material caught fire.

The flames engulfed an empty oil tanker and a nearby complex which housed several warehouses and shops. Police said no causality was reported, but goods and property worth crores was gutted.

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According to a Fire department official, the incident occurred in the Transport Nagar area near Punjabi Bagh Metro station.

“The fire soon engulfed an oil tanker parked nearby which was luckily empty . The blaze spread quickly to a nearby building. A few automobile spare parts shops and 12 transport warehouses were completely gutted,” the official said.

The Fire department received a call about the blaze around 1.45 pm. Twenty-five fire engines were rushed to the spot and the flames were doused by 3.45 pm,” a senior official said.

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