DFS receives over 100 fire-related calls amid Diwali celebrations


Despite the ban, various parts of the national capital witnessed significant bursting of firecrackers.

“Total fire calls received so far are 100 (between 6:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.),” said Atul Garg, Director of DFS.

On Diwali day, a massive fire was reported at Fruit Mandi beside Tilak Nagar market in west Delhi, where many roadside shops were gutted in the fire.

According to the DFS, a call regarding a fire in roadside shops at Tilak Nagar market was received in the evening. “Fire tenders are on the spot and the blaze is under control now,” said a senior DFS official, adding that no injuries have been reported so far.

The reason behind the fire is yet to be determined.



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