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Six fire mishaps in a day, none hurt

Six separate incidents of fire, including in a DTC bus, goods train, hospital and two godowns, took place in the capital on Wednesday. No casualty was reported in any of these incidents, fire officials said.

In the first incident, a timber godown near Hassanpur Depot in Madhu Vihar was destroyed in the fire, which broke out at 7.45 am, apparently due to a short circuit in the ground floor and basement of the multi-storey building, said an officer.

As many as 35 fire engines were sent to the spot, which took around eight hours to douse it completely. No casualty was reported during the incident as no one was present inside the godown, but the garments stocked on the second and third floor were destroyed, the official added.

In the second incident, a tent house godown located at south Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area was damaged in a fire incident. The incident took place around 11 am and nine fire engines were deployed to control it.

In the third incident, a minor fire broke out in the operation theatre of Safdurjung Hospital at 4.10 pm. The blaze was reported from the operation theatre on first floor of the building. 

The fire broke out in a section partitioned off with a false ceiling that was used to store old furniture. Two fire engines were sent and within half an hour it was controlled, said officials.

In the fourth incident, a DTC low floor bus (route number 413) going towards Kalkaji caught fire in the afternoon at Moolchand flyover. At least 15 persons were travelling in the bus when the incident took place. 

No one was reportedly injured, but the fire caused a huge traffic jam. Two fire engines were rushed to the spot, but could not save the bus.

In the fifth incident, a Honda City car caught fire at Sarai Kale Khan. The car was parked on the side of the road when it caught fire. No one was inside. A fire engine was sent to the spot, but the car was destroyed by the time it arrived.

In the sixth incident, a boogie of the goods train standing at Prem Nagar railway crossing caught fire at around 3 pm. Four fire engines were sent to control the fire an it that an hour almost to get it under control. 
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