New Delhi, April 15: A massive fire broke out at a paints shop in Mutthiganj area of Allahabad on Sunday, a news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The fire broke out in the afternoon. Heavy clouds of smoke were seen coming out of the shop.

Locals were seen helping the fire officials in dousing the fire. The cause of the fire is not known yet. Rescue and firefighting operations are underway. More details are awaited in a fire incident. No injuries information was received till the report was filed.

Recently, a massive fire broke out in a slum area in Ghaziabad. Over a hundred shanties were reduced to ashes in the fire. No casualties were reported in the incident. Prima facie it looked like the fire started due to a gas leak from a kitchen, a fire department official said. Nine fire tenders from Ghaziabad and Noida were pressed into service to douse the flames. It took them around two hours to douse off the blaze. People living in the slums worked mostly as day labourers, domestic help and are natives of rural Bengal and Bihar. People were seen disposing gas cylinders in the nearby drains.