Over 80 huts in Odai Kuppam, Besant Nagar, were gutted after a fire broke out during the early hours of Wednesday. Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services (TNFRS) officers claim no one was injured.
The fire broke out around 1 am on Wednesday. Immediately, eight TNFRS vehicles from Teynampet, Guindy, Ashok Nagar and Saidapet rushed to the spot and began the rescue operations.
The cause of the fire remains unknown. The fire spread quick as families rushed out of their homes, losing all their belongings. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.