New Delhi: Hundred people were rescued after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a 10-storeyed building in northwest Delhi’s Pitampura.

About 100 residents were safely extricated and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night (June 19), a fire services official said.

Some of the residents complained of mild suffocation after inhaling fumes, but did not require medical attention, chief fire officer Atul Garg said.

The fire broke out on a fifth-floor apartment at about 1 am and quickly spread to other floors. Fifteen fire tenders took nearly three hours to douse the flames, the official said.

Furniture and other household items were damaged, the official said, adding that the exact cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.