According to reports, the fire erupted as a result of cylinder blast. The incident occurred after several cylinders exploded at Udayachal Path in Bhangagarh this afternoon.
Many houses have been burnt down to ashes due to the rousing flame and properties worth lakhs of rupees have been destroyed.
One woman was severly injured in the incident. She later succumbed to her injuries. The deceased woaman has been identified as Draupadi Roy.
Fire tenders had reached the spot after the incident and are cuurently engaged in dousing the inferno. The city police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are also conducting rescue operations.
However, the locals have alleged that the fire fighting team had reached late at the spot.