Over 100 shops burnt in Delhi Chandni Chowk market fire

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Around 100 shops were burnt in a massive fire in the wholesale market of Bhagirath Palace area in national capital Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, police said on Friday. The fire broke out in a shop in Mahalaxmi Market and soon spread to adjacent ones, all dealing in electrical appliances.

The cooling operations are currently underway, reported PTI news agency.

No injuries have been reported so far.

Five major buildings got affected during the fire-fighting operations out of which three collapsed, police said to the news agency.

The fire department received call about the blaze at 9.19 pm on Thursday and 40 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the department said.

At present, 22 fire tenders are engaged in the cooling process as the fire has been brought under control after more than 12 hours.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, said Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg.