One person died in a fire at a printing press in Delhi on Jan 9

A massive fire was erupted at a three-storey paper printing press in New Delhi during the wee hours on January 9. As many as 30 fire tenders were deployed at the spot to contain the blaze. One person was died and two firemen received injuries in this mishap. It took around six hours for fire brigade to control this fire. The three-storey building was completely gutted until the fire could be doused off.

The incident happened at Kaveri printing press which is located at Plot No. 114 of Patparganj Industrial Area in New Delhi. The blaze was initially erupted on the ground floor and soon reached the second floor. Fire quickly spread in entire building due to presence of chemical for printing material. Fire brigade received the call to report the fire at 2.38 am following which 30 fire tenders were immediately sent to the spot. Fire brigade worked hard and managed to control the blaze by 8 am while the cooling operation continued till late afternoon. Meanwhile, a person who had gone inside the building in the night to sleep before the fire started, was died of suffocation. Similarly, this fire had gutted the ground, first and second floors of the building, except the basement.

Delhi has witnessed several fire incidents over the last few months in which over 50 people have lost their lives. This particular fire was the third major industrial fire in Delhi within the span of one month. Most of these incidents had occurred due to violations of statutory laws and negligence. In this incident also police have found out that the fire NOC of this establishment was expired in 2006 and they did not renew it.

CyberTech Risk Center Analysis:

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. We at Cybertech Risk center cover Explosion, High Rise Fire, Industrial Fire, Structure 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.

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