Chandni Chowk’s massive fire: How it broke out, why it won’t be the last | Explained News,The Indian Express

In Delhi’s busy Chandni Chowk market, fires are a perpetual worry. Fires tend to break out here every 6-8 months.

Fire officials said they struggled to suppress the blaze because of the market’s narrow and congested lanes.

In Delhi’s busy Chandni Chowk market, fires are a perpetual worry. Fires tend to break out here every six-eight months, Bhagwan Bansal, general secretary of the Delhi Hindustan Mercantile Association, told The Indian Express.

According to officials, the fire broke out at 9.19 pm on Thursday night. “The fire broke out in a shop and later spread to the adjacent shops. Fire officials are trying to control the blaze. No casualties have been reported yet,” said a senior Delhi Fire Services officer.

Soon after the fire started to spread, as many as 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. A remote control fire fighting machine was also deployed to douse the fire, officials told news agency ANI.

Massive fire breaks out in old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk market pic.twitter.com/Myo8IP5hQb

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