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    The chemical factories were literally an inferno by the time fire services reached the scene. Luckily, there were no casualties, as Monday was a weekly holiday and most of the establishments were closed.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — As many as 41 firefighters were pressed into service to douse a major fire in an industrial area of India's capital city on Monday.

    Dark and thick smoke was billowing out of the blaze, as firemen were trying to control the flames.

    ​"Fire started from a chemical factory and two more factories came under it. 41 engines are working at the spot. No report of any casualty since it was a holiday. The fire was brought under control and damage is being assessed", Delhi Fire Service official Vipin Cantel told Sputnik.

    ​Some media reports said that four factories had been affected due to the blaze, located opposite to a cinema hall. There was no immediate official statement about how much damage had been caused to the properties.

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