Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today directed the State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department to conduct a detailed enquiry into the fire which claimed five lives, including that of a new-born baby, at Manikonda near here.

The Chief Minister spoke to the state Home Minister Sabita Reddy who visited the spot and obtained details about the last night incident.

As reports indicated that the apartment complex and the adjacent godown did not have requisite permissions from the municipal department, and the fire tenders could not reach the spot in time, the Chief Minister ordered an inquiry, a press release from CMO said.

Asking the authorities to initiate action against those responsible, Mr. Kiran Kumar also extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

Ranga Reddy district Collector A Vani Prasad and Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao visited the spot on Monday and supervised the relief operation.