Officials said some ambulances were also placed on standby as a precaution.
A large fire broke out in a residential neighbourhood of Maharashtra’s Nagpur city on Monday, destroying about 100 hutments, according to a fire officer.
The fire, which broke out about 10:20 a.m. in Mahakali Nagar of Beltarodi, where several labourers live, caused no injuries.
#Maharashtra | A fire broke out in the Mahakali Nagar slum area in Beltarodi. Fire fighting operation under way.
— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai)
According to Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake, the fire started on the eastern side of the settlement and quickly spread throughout the area due to the explosion of LPG cylinders, wind, high temperatures, and combustible materials used for hutment construction such as wood, bamboo, plastic sheets, and cloth.
“Around 100 hutments were gutted in the fire. Houses with pucca construction (RCC brickwork) stopped the spread of the fire and they were not much affected,” he said.
He stated that seven water tenders, two water bowsers, two water lifting pump units, a water tender from the MIHAN (Multi Model International and Cargo Hub Airport at Nagpur) fire service, and a water cannon from the police department were deployed.
He added that several ambulances were also placed on standby as a precaution.
According to the authority, there was no adequate road for firefighting vehicles to enter the region.
According to Uchake, the fire was brought under control in an hour and no one was injured.
An official previously stated that local neighbours had reported a missing child girl in the neighbourhood. He later stated that the youngster may have been reunited with her family because no one approached police or site administrators about the incident.
Following the tragedy, Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut, district collector R Vimala, and senior police officers paid a visit to the scene.
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