Delhi: 50 huts gutted in Shastri Park slum fire

Updated on Oct 24, 2014 01:16 PM IST

A fire broke out at a slum cluster on Friday in Shastri Park area of north-east Delhi, gutting several shanties. However, no casualty has been reported so far.

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PTI | By, New Delhi

A fire broke out at a slum cluster on Friday in Shastri Park area of north-east Delhi, gutting several shanties.

However, no casualty has been reported so far.

"We received a call about the fire at 10:19am. As many as 14 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames," an official of the fire department said.

The fire fighters managed to douse the fire by around 11:25am and the situation was brought under control, he said, adding, heavy smoke filled the area.

"No casualties have been reported. The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained," the official said.

According to initial reports, over 50 shanties were gutted in the incident. Plastic and wood kept in an open yard in the area fuelled the fire.

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