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400 huts gutted as fire engulfs slums in Dwaraka

Over 400 huts were gutted after a major fire broke out in the slum clusters of Dwaraka Sector-3 area this morning.

400 huts gutted as fire engulfs slums in Dwaraka
Slum cluster near Dwaraka. (Image Source: ANI, Twitter)

New Delhi

About twenty 20 fire tenders were pressed into service immediately. 

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 and rescue personnel said.

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

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

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