Fire destroys 14 huts in Vellore

Fourteen huts were gutted in a fire that broke out on Wednesday. No one was injured in the accident.

According to a revenue official, the fire broke out at Sampath Nagar near the Vellore Town Railway Station at about 2.15 p.m. It spread fast, damaging 14 huts in the area.

“Six fire tenders from Vellore, Katpadi and Gudiyatham were rushed to the spot to put out the fire. The fire caused a gas cylinder to explode. However, the fire service personnel quickly retrieved all cylinders from the spot,” he said.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he said and added that relief amount of Rs. 5,000 was handed over to each family along with clothes and grocery.

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