A level-3 fire broke out in a slum in suburban Bandra opposite Bandra Fire Station in Mumbai on Nagardas Road.
No casualty has been reported yet.
Nine fire engines are at the spot to douse the flames.
It is suspected that the fire was triggered by a cylinder blast in the slum. Local MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar is overseeing the rescue operation.
The disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a statement saying the incident took place at 11:50 am in Nargis Dutt Nagar slum.
“A joint team of fire brigade, ward staffers and Mumbai Police personnel have been mobilised to douse the flames,” the BMC said in the statement.
(Further details are awaited)