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Houses Gutted in Delhi Slum Fire at Shastri Park

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

Published: 24th October 2014 04:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2014 04:21 PM   |  A+A-

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Residents look for their belongings after a fire broke out at a slum cluster in Shastri Park area of north-east Delhi on Friday | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out at a slum cluster today in Shastri Park area of north-east Delhi, gutting several jhuggis.

However, no casualty has been reported so far.

"We received a call about the fire at 10.19 am. 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 11.25 AM 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 jhuggis were gutted in the incident. Plastic and wood kept in an open yard in the area fuelled the fire.

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