Fire engulfs 45 homes in Dera Bassi, killing a toddler as a result of stubble burning.

Fire broke out in Sundran village near Dera Bassi on Saturday, killing one child and injuring another . The fire gutted at least 45 shanties, gutting at least 45 shanties .

A fire broke out in Sundran village near Dera Bassi on Saturday, killing one child and injuring another.The fire, which was reportedly triggered by stubble burning in a nearby neighborhood, gutted at least 45 shanties, according to the police.The incident occurred around 3 p.m. when a farmer was burning stubble.When the structures caught fire, Rupali, the deceased, was playing near the shanties, while another child was hospitalized with serious burns, according to police officers.

Rupalis parents were at work at the time of the incident, according to Fire Officer Baljit Singh, who said that after receiving the report, the fire brigade arrived on the scene.Fire tenders were also sent in from Panchkula and Chandigarh, according to the fireman, who said it took around 3 12 hours to bring the fire under control.The small gas cylinders in the shanties increased the fire's intensity, he said.At the time of this report being published, the fire spread rapidly because of some dry wood, he said.