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Three fire incidents in one day, no casualty

Three incidents of fire, including at the National Thermal Power Corportaion (NTPC) plant in Rohini Sector-18, were reported in the national Capital on Sunday. However, no casualty was reported in any of the incidents.

The first incident was reported from North Delhi’s Majnu-ka-Tilla area, in which 30 jhuggis were gutted, after a massive fire broke out in the afternoon. The fire department and the police are yet to ascertain  the exact cause of the blaze, but initial investigation suggests that the fire broke out due to short-circuit in one of the jhuggis.

The incident was reported to the fire department around 1.45 pm and nine fire-tenders were rushed to the spot. It took a couple of hours to douse the flames. Residents of all jhuggis have been rescued, the department said. 

The second incident was reported from NTPC plant in Rohini Sector-18. About 15 fire-tenders were rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The fire department received the call around 12.45 pm that a fire had broke out in the cable rolls at the grid of NTPC plant.

According to a fire department official, no casualty has been reported so far and the cooling operation was on till late Sunday evening. He added that initial investigation suggested that short-circuit led to the blaze. However, further investigation is underway to ascertain the exact cause of the fire.

The third incident was reported from a factory in the Sabzi Mandi area. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. No casualty was reported.

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