Two people were charred to death and many were injured in a fire that broke out in the slums of Kandivali in Mumbai. The fire also triggered a series of cylinder blasts in the area destroying nearly 1000 homes. According to reports cylinders were stored illegally in the godown which led to the blasts. The incident occurred at Damu Nagar slums near Mahindra and Mahindra company's gate number 5 at Akurli road in Kandivali east. The blaze was reported around 12.30 pm and 16 fire engines 12 water tankers and five fire brigade officials were sent to the spot immediately.