25 huts gutted in Pune slum fire

Last Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 21:39

Pune: At least 25 huts were gutted in a
fire in a slum locality here this afternoon, Fire Department
officials said.

There were no reports of any casualties.

The fire started from one of the huts in Patil Estate
Slum in Shivajinagar area and spread quickly. Stove
malfunctioning led to the blaze, Fire Department officer Vijay
Bhilare said, adding at least 25 huts were destroyed.
Narrow roads leading to the area and traffic chaos
delayed the arrival of Fire Brigade at the spot, he said.

Fifteen fire engines were pressed into service to put
out the blaze, Bhilare added.

First Published: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 21:39
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