Around 400 shanties were destroyed by a massive fire in Mangolpuri territory of East Delhi at an early stage Monday, officials said.

The fire department , which got a call about the flame at 2am, utilized 28 fire tenders to battle the blast. AK Sharma, the chief of Delhi Fire Service, said the flares were brought under control at 4am.

Deputy commissioner of police Vikramjit Singh said one person supported slight injuries. The greater part of the shanties in the range were utilized for putting away scrap materials, he said.

Authorities said the flame spread quickly due to the scrap materials, including wood, plastic and paper. A plastic godown was likewise gutted by the burst. The territory was cleared as a major aspect of endeavors to control the fire’s spread, authorities said.

Sharma said the fire administration was working with Delhi Police to determine the reason for the fire. Singh said the flame may have been activated by a mischance or an electrical short out.

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