Massive fire at Delhi's Ficci auditorium, 35 fire tenders rushed to spot

New Delhi: A massive fire engulfed the Ficci auditorium in central Delhi during early hours of Tuesday. Two fire officials were seriously injured while trying to contain the blaze which broke out around 1.45am, and were rushed to hospital where they are in a critical state, an official said.

As many as 35 fire tenders were pressed into service and the operation to contain the flames is underway.

The fire was reported on the top floor auditorium of the FICCI building in Mandi House which was being renovated, and later spread to other floors, the fire official said.
There were not too many people on the building, which was evacuated by the time fire officials reached there.
"The operation is on. The cause of the fire could not be known yet," an official said, adding that senior police officials of the district and the fire department chief have rushed to the spot to take note of the situation.