40 slum dwellings gutted in Nayapalli fire

Bhubaneswar: As many as 40 shanties in Indradhanu Market area under Nayapalli police station here were gutted in a major fire which broke out this morning.

Reports reaching here said three fire tenders which were pressed into service have brought the fire under control.

No loss of life is reported in the incident.

“From preliminary investigation we suspect that the fire could have been broken out from a kitchen while cooking,” an official said.

Meanwhile officials of the district administration have reached the spot to assess the situation.

“We will provide all necessary help to the families who have lost their houses. Besides, we are also providing cooked food for the residents of the slum,” an official said.