Russel Shikdar, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control room, said the fire broke out around 2:10am.
Twelve firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 3:10am.
The fire was extinguished around 6:28am, said Russel.
Around 55 shanties were burnt and no casualty was reported, he said.
However, the cause of the fire and extent of damage could not be ascertained yet.
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