More Than 20 Huts Burnt In Major Slum Fire In Delhi, No Casualties

Delhi fire: 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.

A fire broke out at a factory in Sanjay Colony in Delhi's Okhla Phase II area.

New Delhi:

More than 20 shanties were gutted after a major fire broke out at a factory in Sanjay Colony in Delhi's Okhla Phase II area this morning.

The incident happened near the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station in Delhi, which is located between Govind Puri and Jasola Apollo stations on the Violet Line.

The fire 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.

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. 

In total, 26 fire tenders were deployed and the fire was brought under control, it said. 

No casualties have been reported so far.