WATCH: Fire Department uses robot to fight massive blaze at plastic godown in Delhi


Remote-controlled fire fighting machine.

The Delhi Fire Department used a robot as part of their team to extinguish a massive blaze that broke out at a plastic godown at Rohini in the national capital early this morning.

Video footage of the firefighting operations shows the remote-controlled robot shooting water on the flames.

The fire call was received at 2.18 am and 23 fire engines were rushed to the spot. The fire has been brought under control and no injuries were reported in the incident.

The Delhi Fire Department has bought two remote-controlled robots from an Australian company, one of them was used in a fire at a market in Tikri Kalan a few months ago.

The remote-controlled firefighting machines enable firemen to fight fires from a maximum safe distance of up to 100 metres. This helps to reduce collateral damage and save precious lives as firemen incur a huge risk during their operations to fight fires.