Fire in Finance Ministry office

A minor fire broke out in the Finance Ministry this morning and some records stored in two rooms were destroyed, fire brigade officials said.

The blaze was reported from the ground floor rooms of the ministry in North Block at around 5:45 AM and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot which doused the fire.

No one was injured in the incident but some office records, furniture, computer and other equipment were damaged in the incident.

Cause of the fire is suspected to be short circuit in an air conditioner.

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