Thane: A devastating fire destroyed around 250 hutments in Dongri locality of Mira Road here, Thane district rural police said on Monday.
The fire broke out last night in the Bhayander township area around 10.30 PM and spread to the entire shanty, reducing it to ashes.
However, there was no loss of life as all the huts were empty following the evacuation process in connection with a project.
More than a dozen fire fighters including five from Mira Bhayander MC and Thane, Vasai-Virar was rushed to the spot along with local police to fight the flames, which was doused in a couple of hours.
The fire has been put out and cooling operations are still on, police said. The cause of fire was immediately not known, and investigations are on, they added.