In a first, Delhi Fire Services deploys robots to douse big godown fire

A fire broke out in a three-storey plastic warehouse in Delhi’s Samaypur Badli near Rohini prison in the early hours of Sunday, officials said, adding that the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) used special robots, along with nearly two dozen tenders to put out the fires. . to put out the fire. This was the first time that DFS had sent in robots to put out a large “commercial” fire.

Robots were introduced into the DFS shortly after the Mundka fire tragedy last month to increase the department’s efficiency and reduce the workload of firefighters in large fires.

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A call was made about the fire around 2.18 a.m. Delhi Fire Services said the fire may have started when some plastic items stored inside the warehouse caught fire.

“We received a call that the fire was in a house behind Rohini prison. Later, it was found that the fire was in a plastic warehouse. A total of 23 fire tenders were taken to the site. Atul Garg, Head of the Department of Field Support, said, “The fire was quickly brought under control. What”.

There were no reports of injuries. We used our robots to put out the fire. “It has been tested and used before, and it helps firefighters through long operations and summer,” a fire official said.

Visible images from the scene show the fire that engulfed the temple and smoke billowing from above. The firefighting robot can also be seen, with a cylinder on top spraying water at high pressure. The robot can move on a tread attached to the bottom.

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