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Despite firecrackers ban, Delhi fire service expects busy day

Despite firecrackers ban, Delhi fire service expects busy day
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New Delhi: Delhi Fire Services personnel are gearing up for a busy Diwali with officials expecting to attend more than 250 emergency calls on Thursday.

A senior fire services officer said that the department has also cancelled the leaves of fire personnel to tackle any situation. Last year, over 300 calls related to fire incidents were received by the control room from across Delhi.
"Despite there being a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers, we think it would be a busy Diwali tomorrow. We are expecting to handle more than 250 calls tomorrow," said the official. Besides the 59 permanent fire stations, the fire services has also set up temporary stations at 28 locations across the city from where maximum fire calls were received.

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