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Several files in DCW office burnt after fire

first_imgNEW DELHI: A fire was reported on the second floor of the Vikas Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday evening. At least eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. DCW office too was affected with the fire and several files were reportedly burnt.There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. However it was belived that the AC ducts caaught fire whhich resulted in fire spreading on the floor. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe building, located opposite the Income Tax Office (ITO), houses the Delhi Women Commission office among others. The fire department then evacuated the building and the people were rescued safely. Onlookers too gathered under the building. The workers in the building too rushed out as soon as they saw smoke coming out of the secnd floor. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) office is set up on the second floor of Vikas Bhawan. The DCW office caught fire as well. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “Our office also caught fire. Several files were also burnt. Huge propery was destroyed in the fire. We are thankful for the fire department for their work.” The DCW sources said several documents and office furniture were gutted in the fire and they estimated a loss of Rs four to five lakh. DCW chief Swati Maliwal had returned from a meeting when the fire was noticed, the sources said. In a tweet, Maliwal thanked police and fire personnel for their quick response.last_img

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