Over 50 shops were ruined in a massive fire in the wholesale market of Bhagirath Palace area in North Delhi’s Chandni Chowk even as operations to extinguish the fire were underway since Thursday night, police said.
However, no harm has been detailed so far, they said.
According to the fire department, a call about the fire was received at 9.19 pm on Thursday and 40 fire tenders were hurried to the spot. Currently, 20 fire tenders are involved in drenching the flames, a fire department official said.
The fire that erupted at one shop soon spread to nearby ones, all dealing in supplying electrical appliances, officials said. “Currently, 20 fire tenders have been positioned and attempts are being made to bring the fire under control. However, the origin of the fire is not yet known,” an official said.
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