Delhi: 4 injured as fire breaks out in Nizamuddin Basti in south Delhi
Four persons, including a woman and her two children, sustained minor burn injures after a fire broke out at two buildings in Nizamuddin Basti in south Delhi Tuesday, police said.
A call about the fire was received at 5.54 pm and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior officer of Delhi Fire Service said.
Police said they were informed about the incident at 6.07 pm and immediately, a team of officers were rushed to the spot.
Four persons who sustained minor burn injuries were rushed to Safdarjung Burn Casualty and according to duty doctor, all the four injured have sustained burn less that five percent, Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) said.
The fire was brought under control by 7.25 pm, the senior officer from Delhi Fire Service added.
The injured were identified as Gulzaar (40), Shahista (35) and her sons Sehzaad (6) and Inzamam (8), the senior police officer said.
Gulzaar owned a general store at the ground floor of the building where the fire started, the officer added.
Short circuit in an electric wire is suspected to be the reason behind the fire, police said, adding further enquiry is underway.
(With inputs from agencies.)