Three firefighters sustained minor burn injuries while trying to contain a blaze that broke out in two adjoining factories in outer Delhi's Narela Industrial Area early Tuesday - the second fire in the city in two days.
Officials said that the two buildings did not have no-objection certificates from the fire department. At least 30 fire tenders were used to douse the fire. Delhi Fire Services cheif Atul Garg said two firefighters and one sub-officer, who was in a supervisory role were injured when a cooking gas cylinder in one of the factories blew up. The blast spread the fire to an adjacent four-storey building, which housed a cardboard box manufacturing unit. The fire Chief said their three men were rushed to a hospital meanwhile 25 more fire tenders were used to control the blaze. Cooling operations further took more than two hours. The initial reason of the fire was found out to be short-circuit, however a detailed inspection would be carried out to find out the source of the fire.
Deputy commissioner of police Gaurav Sharma said that the fire department's report was pending and the police would initiate any legal action based on the report.
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