While no casualties have been reported the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. According to fire officials, the slum area in Matiala has over 100 tenements.
"We received a call at 10:08 am about the fire in slum cluster area near Matiala. 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire could be controlled by 11:30 am," a fire official said.

"Cooling operation is underway at the spot. No casualties or injuries have been reported. However, damage caused due to the fire is yet to be ascertained," the official added. Police officials said that they are looking into the possible reasons behind the fire.

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