Gurugram : A massive fire broke out in a garbage dump in Manesar Sector 6 of Gurugram. Fire officials gave this information on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 10.45 pm on Monday night in which a woman was burnt alive, while six people including a child were seriously injured.

According to officials, due to strong wind, the fire also engulfed the nearby slums where the woman lived with her family.

The fire appears to have started in the middle of the storm. Officials said that due to strong winds, it took a formidable form and it could not be controlled completely even till 10.30 am.

The body of the woman has been recovered and further rescue operation is on. He said it would take another three to four hours to bring the fire under control completely.

“Soon after receiving the information, fire tenders from Gurugram fire stations and fire brigade from Haryana and Delhi rushed to the spot,” a fire official said.

The 32-35 acres of land on which the junk was piled belonged to the farmers of Kakrola village and HSIIDC. The search is on for the person collecting rent from the slums located here.

Due to the fire in the slums, the cylinder kept here also exploded, which worsened the situation.

He said, “The real reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. The damage caused by this is not yet known. At present, fire brigade personnel are working to douse the fire.”