Six persons including two women died when fire broke out at a residential building located at Redhills in Nampally on Monday morning.

According to the officials, the fire started around 9.30 am when a mechanic was taking repairs of a car in the cellar of the building when a spark ignited and the diesel stored in some container caught fire. Soon the fire spread and some chemical drums stored in the cellar also caught fire resulting in thick smoke and subsequent huge fire.

“Six people including two women died due to asphyxiation. Three more whose condition was serious were rushed to the hospital,” said DCP Central Venkateshwarlu.

The fire department personnel with the help of ladders rescued people from the upper floors.