Robots are future: In a first, Delhi Fire Service deploys robots to douse big godown fire  

In the early hours of Sunday, a fire broke out at a three-story plastic warehouse in the Samaypur Badli area of Delhi, near Rohini Jail. Officials said that the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) used special robots and nearly two dozen fire trucks to put out the fire. It was the first time that the DFS sent robots to a big “commercial” fire to put it out.

The DFS got the robots soon after the Mundka fire tragedy last month. This was done to improve the efficiency of the department and make it easier for firefighters to deal with big fires.

Around 2:18 am, a call was made about the fire. The Delhi Fire Services said that the fire may have started when one of the plastic items stored in the godown caught fire.

“We got a call that said there was a fire in a house behind Rohini Jail. The fire was later found to have started in a plastic godown. Twenty-three fire trucks were sent to the scene. “The fire was put out after a while,” Atul Garg, head of the DFS, said.

Images from the scene show that the fire has spread to the godown and that smoke is coming out of the top. You can also see a firefighting robot with a cylinder on top that sprays water at high pressure. The treads on the bottom of the robot let it move around.

“No one was killed or hurt. We put out the fire with our special robots. They have been tried out and used before, and they help firefighters during long operations and the summer, a fire official said.