A slipper manufacturing factory was today gutted in fire in Vishwakarma industrial area but no loss of life was reported, police said.

The fire broke out on the second floor of the factory where raw material in large quantity and the final products were stored, they said.

A petrol pump was also located nearby the factory but the flames were controlled by fire-fighters.

“20 fire engines were pressed into service. No loss to the petrol pump and the life occurred,” a fire department official said.

The exact loss value has not been ascertained yet, the police said adding, that the matter is being investigated to find out the cause of fire.