Fire breaks out at Delhi Government’s DGHS

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New Delhi: A major fire broke out at the Delhi Government’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Friday, prompting over 500 employees to rush outside the building leading to a stampede like situation, officials said.

The incident happened at the DGHS situated at Karkardooma around 1.30 pm after thick plumes of smoke was seen coming probably due to a short circuit at the building, which within minutes developed into a major fire.

“We received the call at 1.40 pm and immediately rushed over 26 fore tenders at the spot. Things were brought under control even if the fire spread at various parts of the building,” a senior fire official said.

However, the official said that there were no casualties.

According to sources, the 6th and 7th floor where the fire broke out had the nursing and vigilance department.

“The two floors had nursing and vigilance department. Though we cannot exactly say but many files appear to have burnt in the fire. Investigation is going on,” a senior official said on the condition of anonymity.

The huge blaze started on the sixth floor of the DGHS building and quickly spread to  8th floor also.

The nearby Hedgewar Hospital has been evacuated to avoid any untoward incident, the official said

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