Fire at PMO creates havoc, no casualties

A fire today broke out in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) early in the morning and as many as ten fire tenders were rushed to South Block, Raisina Hills to douse the fire.

Firemen were successful in controlling the fire within 20 minutes. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. There were no reports of any injuries.

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The fire occurred at around 3.30 am in room number 242 located on the second floor of the PMO in the Secretariat building. Authorities are assessing the scope of damage caused due to the fire. More details are awaited.

South Block comprises the PMO as well as the key ministries of Defence and External Affairs, as well as the office of the National Security Advisor, Cabinet Secretary and Foreign Secretary. A similar fire incident occurred in South Block last year on the upper ground floor of the PMO, in a conference room.

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