Major fire at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi

The fire started on the fourth floor of the multistoreyed building, located next to the upscale Khan Market, a fire official said.

Published: 24th July 2017 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2017 10:00 PM   |  A+A-

Fire fighters dousing a fire that broke out at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A major fire broke out on Monday afternoon in a building which has offices of Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation, Income tax etc.

The fire started on the fourth floor of Lok Nayak Bhawan which is next to Central Delhi's Khan Market. According to Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials that control room received a call 3:30 pm about smoke coming out of an air conditioning unit.

DFS had to press 26 fire tenders to control the fire along with three heavy lift cranes. So far, no damages have been noticed in any of the government offices.

“We got a call from around 3:30 pm that a smoke is coming out from an AC unit. Initially, 10 fire tenders rushed to the spot, later we sent 16 more and three cranes. There were some people trapped by blaze who we managed to rescue them safely. No one is injured and no damages have been reported in any of the government offices,” a DFS official said.

Preliminary investigations suggest a short circuit to be the cause of the fire. So far no FIR has been registered as cops are waiting to get a clearance from DFS for visiting the building.

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