Hazratganj fire station received the information about the fire around 6.55am and three fire tenders went to the spot.
Video: Fire breaks out at a hotel in #Hazratganj in #Lucknow https://t.co/UfUDZlfc2W
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At least 15 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.
Cloud of smoke hovering over the four-storey hotel touched the skyline and filled the area with smoke. Huge number of residents and occupants in different hotels came out in anxiety. The passersby, auto drivers and rickshaw drivers also stood still.
Chief fire officer, Lucknow, Vijay Kumar Singh said that about 25 guests were rescued by the firemen.
Fire officials said exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
राजधानी लखनऊ के एक होटल में आग लगने की घटना अत्यंत दुःखद है।संबंधित अधिकारियों को तत्काल घटनास्थल पर पहुंचकर राहत… https://t.co/vZWWeSYJBQ
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) 1662353721000
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the fire incident and directed senior officials to rush to the spot and supervise rescue operations and also provide best possible treatment of the injured.
Union minister Rajnath Singh expressed his grief over the fire incident.
लखनऊ के एक होटल में आग लगने की दुखद घटना की मुझे जानकारी प्राप्त हुई। स्थानीय प्रशासन से मैंने स्थिति की जानकारी ली… https://t.co/SWC9dkklW0
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1662351877000
“I came to know about the tragic incident of fire in a hotel in Lucknow. I have inquired about the situation from the local administration. Relief and rescue operations are on. My office is in constant touch with the local administration. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident,” he tweeted.
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