Fire causes cylinder blast in Delhi building

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A fire broke out in a house in a west Delhi locality early on Sunday morning leading to a blast in a gas cylinder, the police said adding that no one was injured in the incident.

All residents of the house, in Krishna Colony in Uttam Nagar locality, had been evacuated from the single-storey building when the cylinder exploded in the blaze, police said.

The incident took place at around 7.45 a.m. when Pooja, a resident of the house, shouted to her neighbours that smoke was emanating from the refrigerator in her house.

A call was made to the Fire Control Room at around 8 a.m. and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a fire officer said.

In the meantime, the fire spread to the kitchen which led to a blast in the cylinder kept there, the fire officer said.

The fire was doused within 10 minutes, but a portion of the building collapsed following the cylinder blast, he added.

–IANS

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