In Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar area, a massive fire broke out in Babu Market late Monday night, destroying four garment shops and 20 temporary stalls. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and there were no casualties reported. Five fire tenders were dispatched to the scene immediately after the authorities received the information, and the fire was brought under control soon after.
Meanwhile, in another recent incident on April 8, a plastic godown in PVC Market in the Tikri Kalan area caught fire, with visuals showing massive flames billowing out from a large area. After being alerted, 26 fire tenders were deployed to extinguish the flames, which were moving quickly due to the wind. Fortunately, there were no reports of loss of life or property damage. Deputy Chief Fire Officer SK Dua declared it a medium-category fire.
The authorities have not yet identified the cause of the fires in both instances. However, officials confirmed that the situation was under control. The incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and the need to be vigilant in preventing such disasters.
Fires can be devastating, causing property damage and sometimes even leading to loss of life. In the case of the medium-category fire that broke out in the aforementioned area, the fire was able to spread quickly due to the wind, leading to massive flames that could be seen from a distance.
The spread of a fire can be influenced by several factors, including wind, humidity, and temperature. Wind can be particularly problematic, as it can cause the fire to spread quickly and unpredictably. In the case of the medium-category fire, the Deputy Chief Fire Officer cited wind as a factor in the fire’s quick spread.