The fire which broke out at Times of India building at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi on February 26 is still on. Firemen are making continuous efforts to douse the fire in the building on the second day of fire.
The fire broke out in the server room on the first floor of the building at 4.30 pm on February 26; the cause, however, has not yet been ascertained. All the occupants of the building were safely evacuated and no casualties were reported in the incident.
Earlier, when the fire broke out, 31 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blazing flames. M S Randhawa, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Central Delhi, said that the “exact reason is yet to be ascertained” and that the investigation into the matter is underway.
Firemen continue to douse the fire which broke out in the Times of India building yesterday evening at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in Delhi pic.twitter.com/iPwqBA0fla
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Police sources said it is suspected that the fire could have been caused due to the extra heat generated in the cooling system due to which the smoke spread quickly through the first floor.
“31 fire engines operating and firefighting operations are on. No casualties are reported,” said the Chief Fire Officer (West) Vipin Kental.
Fire officials at the spot said that they had initially sent four fire tenders when they were informed about the smoke rising from the building. Later, more fire tenders were sent to douse the blazing flames.
The editorial staff of the Times of India, the Economic Times and the Nav Bharat Times, located on the second and third floors of the building, were evacuated minutes after the fire incident, officials said.
Earlier on May 11, 2016, massive fire broke out at the Times of India building in ITO, New Delhi.