Huge fire breaks out in electronic market in Delhi

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Huge fire breaks out in electronic market in Delhi

A huge fire broke out in the Bhagirath Palace electronic market in Old Delhi on Thursday. About 40 fire tenders were present on the spot as the firefighting operation was underway, according to the officials.

The situation is not good as of now. At the spot, 40 fire tenders are present. By the morning, the fire will be under control. So far, no casualties have been reported. A major part of the building has been damaged, Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Service Director, said on Thursday.

The health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said Efforts are being put in place to douse the fire. Fire officials and police are at the site. Fire hasn't been brought under control so far. Two floors have been damaged. There isn't a casualty reported. The reason for the fire is not known yet. A call about the blaze was received at 9.19 pm and 30 fire tenders were pressed into action.

A preliminary inquiry has suggested that the fire started at a shop and spread to adjacent shops in the market.

There is yet to be a determination as to the cause of the fire.