New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) A major fire, which broke out this afternoon in a showroom in the Karol Bagh area of Central Delhi, has been brought under control though still continuing, fire brigade official said.
It took nearly 40 fire engines for over five hours to control the fire, which initially stated to be a medium one, later spread to the adjoining shops and is reported to have caused extensive damage to the property.
The fire originated at 1600 hrs from a showroom located in the crockery market on the busy Padam Singh Road. About 25 fire-engines were rushed to the site initially and additional engines pressed into service after the blaze spread to nearby shops.
Fire fighter Baljeet, who was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital after he complained of asphyxiation, is stated to be out of danger, the officials said.
Senior fire service officials had reached the site to monitor the operations, which they said were somewhat hampered by the huge traffic on the road and heavy rush of people in the market for Diwali shopping.