A massive fire broke out on the first to the fifth floor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) building in New Delhi on August 17. The incident took place around 5 in the evening. As soon as the fire was noticed by the locals they immediately informed the fire tenders.
Within a short period of time around 34 fire tenders reached the spot and firefighting operation was underway. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team was also present on the spot. Two teams of NDRF where 80 people were deployed to AIIMS to douse off the flames.
Fortunately, no casualties were reported in this fire incident.
According to the sources, as the blaze was massive it started spreading towards the fifth floor due to which a fire ignited again due to blast in the air conditioner in the teaching block. To control the flames, small vehicles and 1 emergency response vehicles were present inside the structure. However, the fire which broke out on the first and the second floor was due to short-circuit. It took several hours for the firefighters to douse off the flames as it was raging high due to which it had become a difficult task for them. The firefighters were divided into two teams, one team tried to douse off the flames from outside while the other team tried to enter the building to carry out the rescue operation. The emergency ward was evacuated immediately after eruptions of the flames. The firefighters carried out the cooling operation whereas everyone present inside the structure was declared safe. The patients who were admitted in the emergency ward were shifted to a safer zone.
Sources further revealed that the Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan had asked the concerned authorities to conduct a special fire audit for AIIMS structure.
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