The fire at the roof of a house was reported by a neighbour around 5.45 am. It was doused off within an hour, however, the fire fighters found a man, 36, dead and a women, 24, injured inside the house.

"Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot. A shed at the top of the house caught fire. The women was found unconscious and rushed to the Safdarjung hospital," a fire official told IANS.

The neighbour who reported the fire said the residents tried to douse it off by using water and fire extinguishers.

"Before the fire tenders arrived, we tried to control the fire through whatever resources we had," a neighbour said. An official from fire department said the fire was bought under control by 6.50 am.

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