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More than 200 calls related to fire incidents on Diwali: Delhi fire department

Delhi: Temporary ban on crackers by Supreme court seems to have impact on number of calls to Delhi Fire Service.The Delhi Fire Services received around 200 calls related to fire incidents from across the national capital on Diwali which was definitely much less than last year.

 “We received 139 calls between 12 am (last night) to 9 pm. Between 9 pm to 11 pm, which happen to be the peak hours, we received 62 calls,” said a senior Delhi Fire Services officer.

Twenty-two fire tenders were rushed to a garment godown in Gandhi Nagar in East Delhi when a massive fire broke out at around 10 pm.

The fire services department has 59 permanent fire stations in the national capital but had also set up temporary stations at 28 locations across the city, from where the maximum number of calls were received on last Diwali.

The department had also increased the number of phone lines to the control room in view of the high number of calls on Diwali.

Last year, over 300 calls related to fire incidents were received by the control room from across the national capital during the festival.

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