A fire destroyed a four-bedroom flat on the tenth floor.

Fire broke out at a four-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of a residential complex in Gurgaon . The family blamed the fire brigade for arriving at the scene about an hour later .

Gurgaon: On Friday night, a fire broke out at a four-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of a residential complex in Sector 52, gutting it completely, except for a washing machine that stood in one corner of the balcony.Although the family blamed the fire brigade for arriving at the scene about an hour later, the firefighters said they were there within four minutes of receiving the first call from the community.When 75-year-old Major General Satish Kumar Sejpal (retired) and his wife, Rani Sejpal (71), were watching television, they heard a thud.I skipped the sound and assumed that something on the roadside may have caused the chopper.

He told me on Saturday that I immediately poured some water but could not put out the fire.The retired soldier held his wife's hand, turned off the main electricity supply, and took the elevator to the ground floor.Alerting the guards was of no use because they did not have the necessary fire extinguishers and were therefore not trained enough to assist in the process.However, the residents of the town gathered soon and called the fire department.The fire tenders took more than an hour to reach the site.

According to Sejpal, the entire house was engulfed in flames by the fire tenders.I went back to the flat this morning to see if I could salvage something.I haven't told my wife yet.She will be speechless.We'll have to start from scratch now.

Nine fire tenders from the Sector 29 station were rushed to the site.The distance from the fire station in Sector 29 to the apartment complex is just 4.4 kilometers, or about 15 minutes by the clock, according to another resident, Pradeep Mahajan, who had assembled with others.The fire brigade was dispatched at a time when the entire house was gutted.They arrived late at first and then late in the second, because they only had one hydraulic vehicle and took about half an hour to set it up.

Nonetheless, the fire department denied those allegations.The fire tenders arrived at the scene within four minutes of receiving the call, according to Gulshan Kalra, deputy director of the fire department.They are lying.According to him, we had sent out the fire tenders on schedule and it took us an hour to put out the flames.