Delhi: Woman, two kids rescued as fire breaks out in building in Palam Colony

Officers said police personnel rescued a 28-year-old woman and her children, aged between two and four, after a fire broke out in an apartment building in southwest Delhi’s Sade Nagar in Palam Colony.

Police said that at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, a PCR call was received at Balam Village Police Station about the fire, after which officers rushed to the site. The officers said that the police also called the fire and ambulance services, and cordoned off the area to manage the crowd.

Manoj Si, DCP (South West), said, “The fire broke out on the ground floor and the woman was screaming for help from the roof of the house. Her two children were with her. Policeman Manoj rushed down the stairs of the building while Chief Constable Ramni climbed from a nearby building to reach the roof to rescue them. Due to the crowding. Because of the weekly market in the area, a green corridor for three firefighting tenders and two ambulances had to be created by dispatching personnel at various points.”

All were rescued safely, the police said, adding that policeman Ramneos sustained burns on his right hand, while policeman Manoj felt short of breath. Both were admitted to a private hospital and later released from the hospital.

“The fire was brought under control with the help of fire bids. During the investigation, it was found that the fire broke out due to a short circuit.

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