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Fire in Dwarka slum clusters, no casualties reported

delhi Updated: Apr 16, 2016 14:08 IST
Fire in Dwarka slum

A fire broke out in a slum in Delhi’s Dwarka area on April, 16, 2016. It took over an hour to douse the fire. (ANI)

A major fire broke out in slum clusters of Dwaraka Sector-3 area on Saturday morning.

Twenty fire tenders were pressed into service and it took one and half hour to douse the flames.

While no casualties have been reported, the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.

According to fire officials, the slum area in Matiala has over 100 tenements.

“We received a call at 10:08 am about the fire in slum cluster area near Matiala. 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire could be controlled by 11:30 am,” a fire official said.

“Cooling operation is underway at the spot. No casualties or injuries have been reported. However, damage caused due to the fire is yet to be ascertained,” the official added.

Police officials said that they are looking into the possible reasons behind the fire.

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