- Air Force helicopter was sent with Bambi Buckets to contain fire in Delhi
- Approximately 8,000 litres of water was used in the operation
- Bambi buckets were filled with water from the Yamuna reservoir
Around 80 fire engines were sent and firemen were at work all night to stop the blaze from spreading to neighbouring buildings, including a school. "Around midnight a request was received at HQ Western Air Command for containing a fire at Malviya Nagar in Delhi," the Indian Air Force said in statement. After the helicopter took stock of the situation, Bambi buckets filled with water from the Yamuna reservoir were dispatched.
The helicopter made several sorties to pour water to contain the fire which was visible from much of South Delhi. Approximately 8,000 litres of water was used in the operation.
#SavingLives : Indian Air Force launches a #MLH class helicopter for Fire Fighting Operations with Bambi Buckets from AFS Palam to contain fire at #MalviyaNagar , New Delhi, Today. @SpokespersonMoD@nsitharamanoffc@DefenceMinIndiapic.twitter.com/4QAa2uIgXP- Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 30, 2018
Delhi Police also arrested the owner of the illegal warehouse where the fire broke out yesterday. Sanjay Saini, owner of the rubber warehouse, did not have the necessary permissions from civic authorities and no fire safety equipment. The police believe a truck loaded with rubber material parked near the warehouse caught fire, which spread in no time because of strong winds last night.