The fire at the roof of a house was reported by a neighbour around 5.45 a.m. It was doused off within an hour, however, the fire fighters found a man, 36, dead and a women, 24, injured inside the house.
"Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot. A shed at the top of the house caught fire. The women was found unconscious and rushed to the Safdarjung hospital," a fire official told IANS.
The neighbour who reported the fire said the residents tried to douse it off by using water and fire extinguishers.
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"Before the fire tenders arrived, we tried to control the fire through whatever resources we had," a neighbour said.
An Official from fire department said the fire was bought under control by 6.50 a.m.