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Fire at Azadpur’s monastery, cooling ops under way  

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Fire at Azadpur’s monastery, cooling ops under way  
New Delhi: A fire broke out inside a monastery near Akash Cinema at Delhi’s Azadpur commercial complex on Thursday. However, there is no report of any casualty, fire officials said.

“A call was received at 11:07 a.m. regarding a fire at the Shanti Bhawan. Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire official told IANS.

The blaze was brought under control by 12:10 p.m. There was no casualty reported, officials said.

Shanti Bhawan is a two-storey building whose first and second floors caught fire.

“Cooling operations are under way, though the cause of the fire is yet to been ascertained,” the officials said.

With the onset of summer, the numbers of fire incidents in the national have increased. On Wednesday, as many as 200 shanties were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in slum areas of south-east Delhi’s Tughlakabad

This was the second major fire at Tughlakabad in a short span. Earlier, a fire had erupted due to a cylinder burst and gutted more than 1,500 shanties.

Earlier on Monday, A minor fire broke out on the fourth floor of Nirman Bhawan in the central district of the national capital. Similarly, a fire broke out at the Covid-dedicated Cygnus Orthocare Hospital and eight people were evacuated.

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