Six firefighters were injured while trying to douse fire at a factory in an industrial area in Delhi this morning.
The fire reportedly occurred due to a blast in LPG cylinders at 4.45 am. It was brought under control by 10 fire engines that were rushed to the location in Delhi's Anand Parbat Industrial Area.
All the injured were admitted to BL Kapoor Hospital.
In another incident, five shops spread over three buildings in Azad market area caught fire today leading to damage to several goods kept in these shops.
Rajinder Atwal, Divisional Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service, said that the fire has been brought under control with the help of 20 fire engines.
"The fire that broke out in a few shops in Azad Market today has been brought under control with the help of 20 fire engines. The fire was spread across 3 buildings," Mr Atwal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The main building where the fire broke out had collapsed where there were some small shops.
"Incidentally, in a welding shop nearby, a cylinder blast also took place, leading to minor injuries to five people," it said.
"Five persons received minor injuries in cylinder blast during a fire fighting operation in Azad market today. All injured are safe and in stable condition. Disaster management teams called to remove the debris of a collapsed building at the site of the fire," said the Delhi Fire Service.
The fire department said legal action is being initiated against the shop.
With inputs from ANI