Okhla has witnessed a few fires in the last few days. And the latest in the list is one that broke out in Okhla Subzi Mandi on Monday afternoon. The fire was doused and no causalities were reported, according to daily reports.
It is understood that eight fire tenders were quick to reach the spot after fire was reported.
Eyewitnesses told the media that the fire spread to other areas after some crates in a truck parked outside the mandi caught fire. All told the authorities are trying to find out the real reason of the fire. This is not the first fire in the locality in the last few days.
A few days ago fire had broken in Kanchan Kunj gutting a few godowns. On that day too alert residents doused the fire at midnight. Residents were fortunate in the sense the fire was extinguished before it could spread to a gas factory located nearby.
Moreover, a day ago fire had broken in N Block of Abul Fazal Enclave. No casualties were reported. Besides, fire broke out at Okhla Head on wee hours of Monday.
In this case too residents’ quick response saved the day. Alert residents extinguished the fire before it could spread. In all these cases no causalities have been reported till now.