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Fire breaks out in Parliament; five fire tenders rushed to spot

A fire has broken out in room number 50 of Parliament, a day before the Union Budget is set to be announced.  

Published: 31st January 2017 10:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2017 10:16 PM   |  A+A-

File photo of Parliament. | PTI

By Online Desk

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out today in a room in the Parliament House, which was doused within 15 minutes, officials said.

A UPS kept in one of the rooms of the Parliament caught fire, sending plumes of smoke which alerted those present there, said Atul Garg, chief fire officer, Delhi Fire Services.

A call was received around 9.30 PM about a fire breaking out in room number 50 of the Parliament House. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said.

Senior officials of the fire department rushed to the spot to check about the severity of the blaze, police said.

The fire was doused within 15 minutes and no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. 



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