190 fire calls on Diwali, cloth godown gutted in east Delhi

New Delhi: As many as 190 fire-related incidents were reported in the national capital on Diwali, which included a big blaze in a godown in east Delhi on October 19, fire department officials said on October 20. The maximum number of calls were made from east and west Delhi and the least from southern parts of the city, a senior official said.
This year, out of the total 204 calls made to the city’s fire department, 190 were on fire incidents, including 51 related to the use of crackers, and the rest pertained to animal rescue and house collapse, he said.
However, it was less than last year when 243 calls were received, the official said. According to the department, three people were injured in fire incidents and as many in house collapses.

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