A massive fire was broken out in the rubber godown located in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on May 29 around 5 pm. 65 fire tenders and MLH class helicopter with Bambi Buckets were pressed in fire fighting operation. The fire was completely doused after 19 hours. However, one fire fighter was injured in major fire mishap. Truck loaded with rubber sheets and parked inside a godown caught fire due to mechanical short circuit.
According to further reports, A truck which was loaded with rubber sheets and parked inside a godown in the Khirki Extension area, caught fire at 5 pm on May 29. The blaze eventually spread inside the godown of a private company of rubber raw material which is used for re-threading of vehicle tyres. Around 65 fire engines were sent and firemen were at work all night to stop the blaze from spreading to neighboring buildings, including a school. As fire fighting team were facing difficulties to douse off the fire due congestion in area, and MLH class helicopter with Bambi Buckets was sent to spot to douse off fire. Helicopter took stock of the situation and Bambi buckets filled with water from the Yamuna reservoir . The helicopter made several sorties to pour water to contain the fire which was visible from much of South Delhi. It was the first time that the IAF deployed a Mi17 helicopter in an urban setting for fire-fighting operations. Approximately 8,000 liters of water was used in the operation. However the fire was brought under control and completely doused off after 19 hours. Panic spread among locals after noticing the massive blaze sending thick plumes of smoke from a burning truck and the godown. Delhi police had arrested the owner of the rubber godown in Malviya Nagar for not having permission from the MCD and no fire safety equipment were installed at the site. Huge disruption was noticed in area.
The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center cover Structure Fire, Industrial Fire, Explosion, High Rise Fire, Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.