A massive fire broke out today on the sixth floor of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Office in Delhi. 22 fire engines and around 60 officials were rushed to control the fire.
"The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building at around 1.25 pm. Beginning from one floor, it later spread to the seventh floor as well," a senior fire official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The fire was brought under control at around 5 pm.
"We received the call nearly around 1.50 pm that the sixth floor of the building caught fire. We evacuated people from the sixth and seventh floor of the building within two hours after it caught fire," the fire offiical said.
Offices, furniture, documents, records were destroyed in the fire, according to the fire official.
Visuals showed thick smoke emerging from the upper floors of the building located in Delhi's Karkardooma area.
The upper floors appear to be gutted from the fire. Fire officials were seen using tall cranes to reach up to the floors to put out the fire.
No casualties were reported. The origin of the fire is not yet known.
Former cricketer and BJP lawmaker from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir said the fire was "under control", in a tweet. He also thanked the fire department in the tweet.
"The inferno at the Directorate of Health Services building at Karkardooma is thankfully under control. I thank the Delhi Fire Department for their quick response in curbing the fire. I've spoken to the DCP, and thankfully there are no casualties," Mr Gambhir said in the tweet.
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