Eight shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at a slum at Gudaraghat in the city's Uttar Badda area on Sunday.
Russel Shikder, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense Control room said, the fire broke out at the slum at around 2:16pm and spread soon.
Two firefighting units from Baridhara Fire Station rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze around at 2:50pm.
However, the origin of the fire could not be known immediately.
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