Three persons suffered minor burn injuries and goods worth lakhs were gutted in several shops when a major fire broke out at east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar market today.
The market is considered the largest cloth market in Asia and it houses a number of textile units and factories.
According to Delhi Fire Department, they got a call about the fire at 3:15 PM following which 30 fire engines were rushed to the spot and it took nearly four hours to completely douse the flames.
The fire had broken out at a three-storeyed building located at Pratap Gali, which houses garment warehouse at the first and second floor while a kerosene depot on its ground floor.
"It was a medium category fire and at the 'stop' message was received at 7:15 PM. As kerosene drums were stored at the ground floor, it took us a lot of time to control the fire which fed on the inflammable liquid and the cloth in the first floor shop," said a fire official.
Police has registered an FIR in this connection and investigations are on to check the cause of the fire.