Massive fire breaks out at eye hospital in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar

- June 5, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Police said it is suspected that a short circuit in an air conditioner on the ground floor of the two-storey building caused the fire

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A massive fire broke out at a private eye hospital in southeast Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area on Wednesday, officials reported.

No injuries were reported in the incident, according to a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official.

Police suspect the fire was caused by a short circuit in an air conditioner on the ground floor of the two-storey building.

Several videos circulating on social media show the hospital engulfed in flames with thick plumes of smoke rising into the sky.

The fire at Eye7 Chaudhary Eye Centre on Ring Road was reported at 11:30 am, prompting the dispatch of 12 fire tenders. Additional fire tenders were deployed as needed, officials said.

Those inside the hospital evacuated immediately as the fire broke out.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer S K Dua stated that a total of 20 fire tenders were utilized to extinguish the fire, which was brought under control by 1:10 pm.

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The flames spread to a cafeteria on the third floor of an adjacent building but were quickly contained by firefighters, he added.

Another officer said that a cooling operation was underway. All machines and furniture on both floors of the hospital were destroyed in the fire, he said. (With inputs from PTI)