Fire at the National Museum of Natural History in Delhi doused after four-hour-long operation

As many as 35 fire tenders were pressed into service. It took firefighters more than four hours to douse the blaze after which a cooling operation was launched which lasted for another few hours.

FP Staff April 26, 2016 16:25:06 IST
The flames have been completely doused and other buildings in FICCI auditorium are safe. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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The flames have been completely doused and other buildings in FICCI auditorium are safe. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
As many as 35 fire tenders were pressed into service. It took firefighters more than four hours to douse the blaze after which a cooling operation was launched which lasted for another few hours. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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As many as 35 fire tenders were pressed into service. It took firefighters more than four hours to douse the blaze after which a cooling operation was launched which lasted for another few hours. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
Fire gutted the building of National Museum of Natural History Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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Fire gutted the building of National Museum of Natural History Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
According to a FICCI statement, no one was present inside the building when the incident occurred and FICCI auditorium were not affected by the incident. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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According to a FICCI statement, no one was present inside the building when the incident occurred and FICCI auditorium were not affected by the incident. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
Six fire officials were rushed to hospital after they inhaled excessive smoke. Their condition is said to be stable, according to officials. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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Six fire officials were rushed to hospital after they inhaled excessive smoke. Their condition is said to be stable, according to officials. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
FICCI said the cause of the fire is being investigated and thanked the Delhi Fire Service for its quick response in bringing the situation under control. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
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FICCI said the cause of the fire is being investigated and thanked the Delhi Fire Service for its quick response in bringing the situation under control. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost