New Delhi: As many as 200 shanties were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in the slum areas of South-East Delhi’s Tughlakabad in the wee hours of Wednesday. Fire fighting operations were conducted and the blaze was brought under control. There were no casualties reported. Also Read - Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launches India's First Plasma Bank to Fight COVID-19 Spread
According to reports, the fire broke out from Valmiki Basti in the area at around 1:30 AM. “We received a call at 1:31 AM. 20 fire tenders are here. Fire brought under control at 3:30 AM, cooling operations on. No casualties reported,” said Divisional Fire Officer SK Dua. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out At Chemical Factory in Ghaziabad, 10 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Conducting 20,000 Tests Daily; Number of Hospital Beds Up 'Significantly' in Last Week
Last month, a fire had erupted due to a cylinder burst and gutted more than 1,500 shanties in Tughlakabad slum.