New Delhi: Over 20 huts were gutted in fire that broke out in Delhi’s Okhla Phase II area in the wee hours of Sunday. The incident took place near Harikesh Nagar Metro Station in southeast Delhi. At least 26 fire tenders had to be deployed to control the blaze. No loss of life or property was reported. The cause of the fire is being ascertained. Also Read - Two Minor Siblings Killed by Mentally Unstable Man After He Set Them on Fire
The blaze broke out in a katran (waste cloth cutting) and later spread to the shanties following which approximately 20-22 shanties were gutted. A truck present at the spot also caught fire, a senior police officer said. Also Read - 1 Dead After Fire Breaks Out at Factory in Delhi's Pratap Nagar
According to Delhi Fire Service, a call about the fire was received at 2.23 am following which seven fire tenders were initially rushed to the spot. Also Read - 6 Dead, Several Injured in Blast at Firecracker Factory Near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu
“We got a call at 2 a.m. about the fire. The fire has been categorised as a medium category fire. No casualties have been reported till now. The reason for the fire will be determined by the Delhi Police. 27 fire tenders are working on the spot,” a fire official said.