Fire near emergency ward in AIIMS, 34 fire engines at the spot

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Fire in AIIMS building
Fire in AIIMS building

New Delhi : A fire incident has been reported near an emergency ward of the AIIMS hospital in Delhi. The fire department has now controlled the situation with no reports of casualty.

The moment fire was reported in the building, the fire department evacuated people from the building which contains doctors' rooms and research labs.

A total of 34 fire extinguishers were placed near the site to combat the fire.

According to an official quoted in a report by NDTV, the fire started from the first floor of the building but smoke had spread till second floor.

Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from the top of the hospital.

A Delhi Fire Services official told news agency PTI that they received a call on fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 pm.

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also admitted in the hospital but he was in the other building.

Mr Jaitley is admitted in the Intensive Care Unit since August 9.

"The fire in AIIMS building will be brought under control at the earliest. Fire Service trying it's best to extinguish the fire. I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and allow the Fire Services personnel to do their work," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted earlier.