A massive fire broke out in a slum area on Chamrang Road in Amritsar, Punjab on June 27 where around 100 shanties gutted in fire. The incident took place around 2:45 in the afternoon.
Panic was created among the residents when the first noticed the blaze. Some of the locals informed the fire tenders, however within a short period of time the fire tenders were present on the spot. Till the time the fire tenders arrived one by one all the shanties in the area were burning in the fire. Police officials, as well as other concerned authorities, were also present on the spot. The fire tenders were trying their level best to douse off the flames.
With the help of the police officials, ladies and children who were trapped inside the shanties somehow managed to escape themselves from the incident spot and later on were shifted to the nearby park. Around, 12 children got burn injuries and were admitted to a local hospital for necessary treatment, however, no casualty was reported.
15 fire tenders were present on the spot and finally, the fire was doused off by 5 in the evening.
According to the sources, the blaze started spreading quickly as fuel canes, small gas cylinders and stoves from households started to explode and unfortunately, the strong winds added more power to the blaze.
Sources revealed that the officials as well as the residents of the nearby areas made arrangements of food and shelter for the shanty dwellers.
As soon as the fire was doused the shanty dwellers started searching their valuables in the remains.
The reason behind the blaze is ascertained yet however there are chances of gas cylinder burst. A detailed inquiry will be done by the concerned authorities to find out the reason behind the fire.
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