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Fire engulfs a chemicals factory at Jeedimetla in Hyderabad on April 12, 2015. [Representational Image]IANS

Two people including a seven-year-old girl died and 14 others suffered burn injuries after a major fire broke out here on Sunday, fire officials said.

The fire broke out around 3:38am in three houses in west Delhi's Mangolpuri.

Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the firemen doused the flames by 4:30am.

Surekha, 30 and Gayatri, seven, died due to suffocation caused by the fire, while the injured, who include four children, were rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where they are being treated, an official said.

"The fire ignited after a high tension wire near one of the houses came in contact with an inflammable item. The fire then spread to two other houses," a fire official told IANS.