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Fire breaks out in Delhi's Chandni Chowk: 50 shops gutted as blaze continues to rage at Bhagirath Palace market

Fire breaks out in Delhi's Chandni Chowk: 50 shops gutted as blaze continues to rage at Bhagirath Palace market

Fire breaks out in Delhi's Chandni Chowk: 50 shops gutted as blaze continues to rage at Bhagirath Palace market
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By PTI Nov 25, 2022 4:23 PM IST (Updated)

Delhi: Preliminary inquiry has suggested that the fire started at a shop and spread to adjacent shops in the market.

More than 50 shops were gutted in a massive fire in the wholesale market of Bhagirat Palace area in North Delhi's Chandni Chowk even as operations to douse the blaze were underway since Thursday night, police said.

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However, no injuries have been reported so far, they said.
According to the fire department, a call about the blaze was received at 9.19 pm on Thursday and 40 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Currently, 20 fire tenders are engaged in dousing the flames, a fire department official said.
The fire that broke out at one shop soon spread to adjacent ones, all dealing in supplying electrical appliances, officials said.
"Currently, 20 fire tenders have been deployed and efforts are being made to bring the fire under control. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known," an official said.
Amid bellowing cries, Sanjay Kumar, whose shop was completely burnt out, said, "Our entire shop is destroyed. We have suffered a loss of several crores. We are just waiting for the fire to douse. But I don't think anything is left." Among the lucky ones is Balwinder Singh who owns a shop opposite a burning building.
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