Fire breaks out in building housing coaching centres in Delhi's Janakpuri; over 70 people evacuated

  • More than 70 persons were evacuated after a fire broke out in a building that houses several coaching centres in west Delhi's Janakpuri on Tuesday

  • A call about the fire was received around 11.50 am and three fire tenders were rushed to the spot

  • According to the officer, the fire was in electric meter, panel and cables on the ground floor

New Delhi: More than 70 persons were evacuated after a fire broke out in a building that houses several coaching centres in west Delhi's Janakpuri on Tuesday, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service.

 Fire breaks out in building housing coaching centres in Delhis Janakpuri; over 70 people evacuated

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A call about the fire was received around 11.50 am and three fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was brought under control by 12.05 pm.

According to the officer, the fire was in electric meter, panel and cables in the ground floor. He said the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The basement was empty while the ground floor was being used as stilt parking. The upper ground floor houses the State Bank of India and around 20 persons were evacuated from there.The first floor houses the computer lab of Aakash Institute and two persons were evacuated while 65 persons, including 50 students were evacuated from the second floor, which houses Vidyamandir classes and five persons were evacuated from the third floor which houses Bansal classes, the officer added.

In May, 50 girls were safely evacuated after a fire broke out in a girls hostel near the Janakpuri metro station in west Delhi.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 22:34:17 IST