Fam­ily gets trapped in blaze, es­capes nar­rowly

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: A fam­ily of five had a nar­row es­cape when they got trapped in­side their house in a fire in­ci­dent in north­west Delhi’s Swa­roop Na­gar dur­ing the early hours of Thurs­day. The lo­cals and fire­men res­cued the trapped peo­ple by putting mat­tresses in the ad­ja­cent lane to al­low them to jump from the third floor of the burn­ing build­ing.

Delhi Fire Ser­vice (DFS) of­fi­cials said that that the in­ci­dent was re­ported at 12.04am and at least 10 fire ten­ders were sent, who doused the fire in 30 min­utes.

A pre­lim­i­nary probe re­vealed that the in­ci­dent hap­pened at a three-storey build­ing on Dharmshala Road in Swa­roop Na­gar. The ground floor has shops whereas peo­ple live in the floors above.

The blaze ini­tially sparked off from in­side the shop due to short-cir­cuit in the me­ter board and soon spread to the items in­side.

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