Fire broke out in a shop in Mahalaxmi Market in Chandni Chowk district on Thursday . Around 150 shops have been burned hollow in the fire .
Officials said three buildings collapsed and around 150 shops have been burned hollow in a massive fire at Delhis Bhaghirath Palace in the Chandni Chowk district on Thursday, which appeared to have been doused by Friday morning, when a new blaze broke out in some shops and has since been extinguished.Officials said that the fire started on Friday morning, and that the cooling process was ongoing, but that by evening, it resurfaced and became ever more strong According to PTI, it has been almost 24 hours since the fire broke out, and a senior police officer is now trying to douse the flames.According to a fire department official, 20 fire tenders were deployed at 9 p.m. on Friday to light the fire.Since last night, up to 40 fire tenders have been dispatched, according to officials.The smoke in the restaurant was not lost as a result of the fire, according to Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg.Traders armed with masks and handkerchiefs waited patiently to enter their incinerated shops in order to recover what was left by the explosion.I don't think anything is left, said Sanjay Kumar, who was sitting in the lane adjacent to one of the affected buildings.We have lost many crores as a result of the fire, including Balwinder Singh, who has a shop in the building opposite to the one affected. Around 11 p.m., I was told about the fire and my father was in the store.I told him that our shop is safe, but I am here to check, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), who said that immediately after receiving reports of the fire, the fire department, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), and police reserve force met on the spot.In a similar incident in September, a massive fire broke out on the top floor of a three-story commercial building, killing 80 shops, and demanded compensation from the government.A fire erupts about every five to six months.There is a mesh of hanging wires everywhere, and no fire alarm system has been installed. In a tweet, Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg said, Fire in Chandni Chowk.There were 40 fire trucks and 200 fire services in total.Building started to collapse due to poor infrastructure, water shortage, and a narrow road.According to reports shared by the fire department, the Delhi Fire Service has responded to 40 fire-related calls in Chandni Chowk since November 23 this year.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed sadness over the incident and said he is speaking to the district administration.