Guwahati, November 6: A massive fire broke out in the Harijan Colony at around 7.30 p.m today at the 4th Assam Police Battalion in Kahilipara area of Guwahati District. According to initial reports, the fire was caused due to short circuit. However, locals claimed that the fire broke out due bursting of crackers. Meanwhile, some people also claimed that the fire broke out due to multiple cylinder blasts, but the exact cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. Mumbai: Level 2 Fire Breaks Out in Andheri's Navpada
Fire broke out in Kahilipara:
VIDEO UPDATE | A massive fire was caught in 4APBN Kahilipara because of fire crackers.
Fire Department reached in time to douse.
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Around 14 houses were gutted in the fire, while several others were also damaged. As per reports, more than 50 families have been rendered shelterless. The injured were immediately rushed to the spot. A few deaths have been also been reported due to the fire. Meanwhile, fire tenders controlled the situation. More details are still awaited on the incident. Moving Car Near Chakala Metro Station in Andheri Catches Fire, Watch Video.
Yesterday, Guwahati police issued guidelines regarding bursting of crackers in the city on Diwali. As per the order passed by Guwahati West Police District, it was notified that crackers sounding more than 125 decibels are prohibited. The order will remain in force up to the midnight of 8th November 2018.