A massive fire broke out in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk early today and 12 fire engines had to be rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
The fire in Lajpat Rai market, which is located opposite to the Red Fort, started around 4.45 am.
Visuals from the spot showed tall flames swallowing shops as fire fighters and local residents try to control the blaze. Later, photographs tweeted by news agency ANI showed charred shops and products burnt to ash.
Delhi: Visuals from Lajpat Rai Market in Chandni Chowk where a fire broke out early morning today pic.twitter.com/faNkAbjpWc
— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2022
A whole line of small shops can be seen burning in a video shot on the spot.
There is no information yet on on what caused the fire.