Massive fire breaks out in shoe factory in Delhi's Keshavpuram area

Fire rages at the shoe factory in Delhi's Keshavpuram areaIANS
  • The fire broke out in a shoe factory in Delhi's Keshavpuram area at 8:30 am on May 26.
  • 23 fire engines were rushed to the factory to douse the flames.
  • At the moment, there are no reports of anyone being trapped in the building.
  • This is the second fire accident in Delhi in the last 12 hours, with the first one in the Tughlakabad area gutting 250 slum shanties at 1 am.

A massive fire broke out in a shoe factory in Delhi's Keshavpuram area on Tuesday morning, May 26. There have been five incidents of fire in Delhi this month.

The fire department has rushed 23 fire engines to the spot to douse the flames. According to a report by IANS, no one has been reported trapped in the building so far.

Chief Fire Officer Anuj Garg told IANS that the fire call was received at 8.34 am from the shoe-manufacturing factory situated on the first floor of a building in Keshavpuram in northwest Delhi.
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Second fire accident in Delhi in the last 12 hours

This is the second such fire accident in Delhi in the last 12 hours. Earlier at 1 am on May 26, another fire accident was reported in Delhi's Tughlakabad area.

"We received information about a fire at around 1 am at slums in Tughlakabad. All police staff reached here immediately. It is being said that around 1,000-1,200 shanties caught fire," Rajendra Prasad Meena, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East, told ANI.
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This is the fifth instance of fire in Delhi during this month. On May 6, a fire broke out at a scrap godown in the Tikri border area around 2:50 am and around 30 Delhi Fire Service (DFS) vehicles were rushed to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire was not known yet, but the DFS said it might be a short circuit incident that could have triggered the blaze.

The second fire incident was reported on May 10 when fire broke out at a cardboard factory in Bawana industrial area and 14 fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames.
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The third incident was reported at a COVID-designated hospital Cygnus Orthocare Hospital and eight patients were evacuated by the fire fighters.

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