Gurugram: In a shocking fire accident, about 700 huts were gutted in a massive blaze that broke out in Gurugram’s Nathupur village. The cause of the fire, which erupted is suspected to be an electrical short-circuit.

Fire department personnel evacuated residents from the huts, it took about five hours for the fire to come under control.

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No casualties or injuries have been reported while the 500 huts out of the 700 were completely gutted.

As per news agency IANS, fire officials informed that they received a call about the incident at 2.08 am. They suspected that it was caused by a short-circuit in an illegal electric supply, the fire in the region then spread rapidly to other huts, and soon the entire area was engulfed in flames.

A video claimed to be of this incident has surfaced, ABP News could not verify its authenticity.

I.S. Kashyap, assistant divisional fire safety officer informed that around 15 fire tenders reached the spot and brought the situation under control in five hours.

Fifteen fire-tenders from the Sector-29 fire station, Udyog Vihar fire station, Sector-37 fire station, Bhim Nagar fire station, and from the DLF had rushed to the spot.

“Teams of several fire personnels were deployed in the fire-fighting and evacuation operations. Most probably the incident was caused by an electric short-circuit,” Kashyap told IANS.

“There was some property loss to residents but no death or injuries were caused. The residents are daily wage labourers working at building construction sites,” he said.

“Timely rescue operation led by the fire personnels saved hundreds of lives. It is expected that hundreds of people having to live in illegal huts erected by local residents on a 4-5-acre land at Nathupur village for the last several years. These two-storey huts are covered with plastic covers, tarpaulin sheets, wood and bamboo. These materials were another reason for the fire to spread across the area very rapidly,” Kayshap added.

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