A fire breaks out on 2 floors of the Gurugram building; 6 rescued, no casualties: cops

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The fire was caused by a short circuit on the 10th floor of the duplex apartment, and equipment stored on the 11th floor also caught fire, officials said.

Six people were rescued after a fire broke out on the 10th and 11th floors of the Residency Grand Apartment in Sector 52 around 10 p.m. Friday, police said on Saturday, adding that no casualties were reported in the area. ‘incident.

Fire officials said at least seven firefighters were on duty to control the blaze, and firefighting and rescue operations continued for four hours.

Narender Singh, Station Fire Officer (SFO), Sector 29, said all residents – including the elderly – had been rescued from the flat. “We received a distress call around 10:15 p.m., and teams were dispatched within minutes. The fire was brought under control around 1 p.m. and we made sure everyone in the building was safe,” Singh said.

The fire was caused by a short circuit on the 10th floor of the duplex apartment, and equipment kept on the 11th floor also caught fire.

Singh also said firefighters used hydraulic platforms because the incident happened in a skyscraper. “The power supply to the building was immediately cut off and residents were sent to the 12th floor. There was no electricity in the whole building for nearly two hours,” he said.

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