New Delhi : The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls on Diwali -- a five-year record -- but only 55 related to firecrackers, an official said Friday.
"This is the highest figure in the past five years," a senior fire official told IANS. "From the midnight of Oct 22-23 till 7 a.m. Oct 24, we got 293 calls of fire incidents from the city.
"Of these, 55 were related to fire caused by crackers. In most cases, the reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained," he added.