New Delhi, Nov 5: A major fire, which broke out on Sunday afternoon in a showroom in the Karol Bagh area of Central Delhi, was completely extinguished at about 2250 hrs, fire officials said.
About 40 fire service engines battled for about 7 hours to douse the flames, which initially stated to be a medium one, spread to the adjoining shops and is reported to have caused extensive damage to property.
A couple of shops of mobile accessories were also engulfed in the flames.
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.