34 fire incidents reported from Gurgaon on Diwali
As many as 34 fire calls were received by the Fire department in the Millennium City reporting two major and many minor incidents across different parts of the city within 12 hours on the occasion of Diwali. One of the major fires that broke out in the city took the firefighters 14 hours to douse, while it took four hours to control fire at the other location on Wednesday.
According to the Gurgaon Fire Service department, a total of six fire incidents were reported in the Udyog Vihar fire station, six in Sector 37 station, 13 in Bhim Nagar and nine in Sector 29.
The first call was reported from Sector 17A at around 1.56 pm on Wednesday. The fire reportedly started after a few men started bursting crackers in the courtyard of a liquor shop after consuming alcohol. The fire was doused by 3 pm by firemen. The major fire incidents were reported in the night. At around 11 pm, a fire was reported in Bamroli village. The fire broke out as cardboards stored in an open shed-like godown area caught fire as fireworks entered the area. The fire was so massive that 18 fire tenders and over 70 firemen took 14 hours to douse the fire. The fire engines were rushed from all four fire stations and DLF fire services of the city. The fire engines were refilled around 40 times throughout the night.
Another major fire was reported in Bajghera village at around 8 pm. The fire broke out in an open godown which had plastic material stored. More than 12 fire tenders with more than 45 firemen had to rush to the spot to control the fire at around midnight. “Fortunately, nobody was hurt in any of the incidents. Although, losses are said to be running in lakhs,” said Anil Vishvesh, senior Chief Fire Officer.