New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) A major fire broke out this afternoon at a market in the Karol Bagh area of Central Delhi with nearly 40 fire-engines engaged in putting out the blaze, fire brigade officials said.
About 25 fire-engines were rushed to the site to put out the fire, which originated from a showroom located in the crockery market on busy Padam Singh Road in Karol Bagh at 1600 hrs, the officials said.
Additional fire service engines had to be sent after the fire, initially termed as a medium one, soon spread to the nearby shops in the market, the officials added.
One fire fighter Baljeet had to be taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital after he experienced suffocation due to the huge smoke emanating from the market, fire officials said.
Senior fire service officials had reached the site to monitor the operations.
The officials said the fire-fighting work in the site was, however, somewhat hampered by the huge traffic on the road and heavy rush of people in the market for Diwali eve shopping.
Extensive damage to property was reported in the fire.