New Delhi: One person died in a major fire which broke out a factory in Pratap Nagar in Delhi on Saturday morning. At the time of the fire, there were around 40 persons inside the factory.
The fire started around 3.45 am in the morning. Soon, the fire tenders were rushed to the spot. They were able to douse the fire in over one and a half hours.
A total of 18 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was controlled and cooling was underway.
"Eyewitnesses say that an LPG cylinder exploded following which fire broke out. 18 fire tenders are working, we have successfully contained the fire. Cooling is underway", news agency ANI quoted Rajinder Atwal, Fire Officer as saying.
The factory used to make cosmetics, toys, and bags. The investigation suggested that nail polish and plastic materials aggravated the fire at the factory. The area has around 14 small factories
North Delhi mayor also visited the spot after the incident.