A massive fire broke out in the slum area of Dwarka Sector 3 early on 16 April. At least twenty fire tenders were rushed to the spot. No casualties have been reported yet.
According to fire officials, at least 400 of the houses in the slum area in Matiala were destroyed in the blaze.It took close to two hours for the fire to be put out. The cause for the blaze has not yet been ascertained.
A fire official was quoted saying, "We received a call at 10:08AM about the fire in the slum cluster area near Matiala. Twenty fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire could be controlled by 11:30AM."
"A cooling operation is underway at the spot. No casualties or injuries have been reported. However, the damage caused due to the fire is yet to be ascertained," he said.
News agency ANI quoted a person whose jhuggi had been burnt down as saying, "All of the valuable items are damaged, and we've lost of all money too."
Police officials confirmed that the situation was under control and are investigating the cause of the fire.
--With agency inputs