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Indian Air Force assigns Mi-17 V5 helicopter to douse fire in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar

After 12 hours of a massive fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Malviya Nagar, Delhi the Indian Air Force launched a Mi-17 helicopter attached with a Bambi bucket to douse the fire.

According to agency reports, no casualty was reported. Fire tenders rushed to the spot, but the fire was not doused till Wednesday morning when a decision was taken to press choppers into action. The police evacuated the area to ensure the safety of the people residing near the godown. According to a news agency, a call was received at around 5 pm on Tuesday and 35 fire tenders were rushed to the factory to bring the fire blaze under control.

According to reports the fire has been termed as the highest category blaze. Media reports also say that the fire might have caused by rubber material loaded in a truck parked near the godown. The truck caught fire and spread quickly because of the strong winds.

“The fire is in rubber sheets stored in the godown. No casualty has been reported so far and the nearby area has been temporarily evacuated for security reasons,” stated an officer. A local AAP MLA alleged that a number of illegal godowns in the area has been one of the prime reasons behind such mishaps.

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