A massive fire broke out at a private school at Gautam Buddh Nagar’s JBM Global school’s library gutting books and furniture. Upon receiving the information, the fire department pressed at least six tenders into service. The flame which had engulfed the school was doused after a 3-hour struggle.
The third floor of the school, which is located in Sector 132 of the Expressway, has been completely burnt down.
Confirming the same, Arun Kumar, CFO, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that a mishap was averted as the school is currently shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown. He said that the cause of the fire is being ascertained.
“The fire broke out in the library on the second floor of the private school. Around half-a-dozen fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was controlled by 10 am,” Noida Chief Fire Safety Officer Arun Kumar Singh said.
“Furniture and books in the library got destroyed in the fire,” Singh told PTI. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he said.
No activity was going on in the school and there were no children inside the premises due to the lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the officials said.
The CFO said that fire extinguishing equipment is also being investigated in the school.