A colossal fire wreaked havoc at the Delhi Police Training School in Wazirabad, North Delhi, in the early hours of Monday, resulting in the torching of approximately 450 vehicles. The vehicles, neatly parked within the compound, became engulfed in flames as the blaze erupted.
Massive Fire Engulfs Delhi Police Training School
Promptly responding to the emergency, eight fire tenders rushed to the scene, initiating a rigorous fire extinguishing operation. The Department of Delhi Fire Service dispatched eight vehicles, with additional reinforcements summoned from nearby fire stations to combat the escalating inferno.
According to reports from the Fire Service Department, the conflagration primarily targeted the storage area of the police training school, housing both old four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles. The department estimates that around 200 four-wheelers and 250 two-wheelers fell victim to the blaze, rendering them completely gutted.
“At approximately 4:15 am, authorities successfully gained control over the fire, with the Department of Delhi Fire Service deploying eight vehicles actively in the firefighting operation,” the department stated. Despite the extensive damage to the vehicles, there were no reported casualties, offering a silver lining to the unfortunate incident.
The cause of the fire remains shrouded in mystery, as investigations are underway to ascertain the origin of the blaze. The Department of Delhi Fire Services affirmed that their efforts, coupled with the swift response of firefighting units, prevented any loss of life in the incident.
This unforeseen catastrophe underscores the significance of robust firefighting infrastructure and preparedness to mitigate the impact of such emergencies. As the investigation unfolds, authorities will strive to uncover the circumstances leading to the massive fire at the Delhi Police Training School, offering insights that may inform future prevention measures.