Minor fire at South Block, no damage

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A minor fire broke out at South Block, which houses the ministries of defence and external affairs, on Sunday but was soon extinguished, an official said. No damage was caused either to the building or any property inside.

“It was a minor fire that occured around 5.55 p.m. at gate no 8 of the South Block. We had immediately sent 13 fire tenders to the spot due to which every thing was soon brought under control,” said a senior official of the Delhi Fire Services.

Gate No 8 is near the external affairs ministry’s wing.

Asked what was the cause of the fire, the official said that the reason was still being investigated but it seemed to be due to an electrical fault.

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