Five fire tenders rescue all 40 from blaze at four-storey building in east Delhi's Krishna Nagar area

Plastic waste materials were stored on the ground floor of the four-storey building in Krishna Nagar area, while people lived on the upper floors and it had only a single staircase, Delhi Fire Services director Atul Garg said

Press Trust of India December 26, 2019 16:22:36 IST
Five fire tenders rescue all 40 from blaze at four-storey building in east Delhi's Krishna Nagar area
  • Major tragedy was averted after 40 people were rescued from a building in east Delhi when a fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday

  • Plastic waste materials were stored on the ground floor of the four-storey building in Krishna Nagar area

  • Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 2.10 am about the blaze

New Delhi: A major tragedy was averted after 40 people were rescued from a building in east Delhi when a fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday, an official said.

Five fire tenders rescue all 40 from blaze at fourstorey building in east Delhis Krishna Nagar area

Representational image. Reuters

Plastic waste materials were stored on the ground floor of the four-storey building in Krishna Nagar area, while people lived on the upper floors and it had only a single staircase, Delhi Fire Services director Atul Garg said.

Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 2.10 am about the blaze. All the residents went to the terrace as the fire broke out and, therefore, the rescue operation was easy as compared to other such incidents, the official said.

Forty people were rescued from the building and the fire was doused by 4 am, the official added.

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