• Haresh Parshuram Yetal

Major fire broke out in a slum area at Neb Sarai in New Delhi on November 29; 40-45 shanties gutted



A major fire had broken out in a slum area at Neb Sarai in New Delhi on the evening of November 29. At least 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to contain the blaze. No casualty was reported in this mishap however, around 40-45 shanties were completely gutted. Firefighters managed to douse off the flames after hours of efforts. A thorough enquiry was launched in this matter.


The fire was erupted in one of the huts in the Kumhar Basti area at Neb Sarai around 6 pm. The laborers living in the hut had lit the fire to keep themselves warm. However, the fire suddenly spread in the entire hut and soon engulfed the other huts as well. Around 45shanties were burnt to ashes until the fire brigade could douse off the blaze. The material used to construct these huts was highly inflammable which helped the fire to spread quickly. Similarly, some plastic waste lying near the huts also added to grow the flames.

The fire department received the call at 6.01 pm about this fire. Immediately upon receiving the information, 20 fire tenders were sent to the incident location. Firefighters faced difficulty in firefighting operation due to narrow lanes in the area. After hours of efforts, the fire could be brought under control with zero casualties.

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