When residents were sleeping a major disaster was averted in Okhla last night, according to residents, who are aware of the incident.
A resident said though the inferno in Kanchan Kunj was small and no causalities were reported there were fears of the fire reaching the Bharat gas godown.
“Two trees nearby the godown got burned. Moreover, a few kabbari paper and plastic godwons close by the gas godwon in Kanchan Kunj. When the fire broke out it spread and gutted the godowns. Residents said the fire had reached the gas godown, but was doused off before it could catch it. Just thing what would have happened had the fire caught the gas godown,” said a resident, who had visited the site on Friday morning to take stock of the situation.
It is understood that timely intervention of the residents saved the day. Surprisingly, no fire fighters or authorities turned up as residents took on themselves to douse the fire.