Slum fire in Lucknow destroys 50 shanties

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) About 50 shanties in a slum here were gutted on Tuesday in a fire, but no one suffered any serious injury, police said.

The fire at the slum at Gawari in the Gomti Nagar area seemed to have been caused by a spark from a kitchen stove, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sheshnath Yadav told IANS.

The fire-fighters used eight fire tenders for over four hours to douse the blaze.

–IANS

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