Delhi Fire Service received a call regarding the fire at 10.45pm on Friday. The fire was reported in a two-storey shoe manufacturing factory spread across 350 square meters. A team of firefighters found that the building was empty, but was surrounded by other factories.
Atul Garg, director, Delhi Fire Service, said 26 fire tenders were used as the fire covered a large area. “Since a lot of raw material was stashed in the compound, cooling operations took till Saturday evening,” Garg said, adding that the apparent cause seemed to be a short circuit.