A massive fire broke out in a four-storey building in a furniture market in west Delhi's Kirti Nagar area, which also spread to nearby shanties in the early hours of Friday, leaving many homeless, police said.
It took us several hours to doze of the fire but no injuries or casualties were reported. Two railway tracks also pass through the jhuggi cluster and train services were suspended during the rescue operation, the fire official added.
Police suspect that a short circuit must have triggered the fire in the building.
All the wooden raw materials stored in the workshop were gutted in the fire which later spread to around 50 shanties that were located near the building, a senior police officer said.
The officer, however, said the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
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