A six-year-old girl was burnt alive in a fire that gutted about 30 shanties along the Hoshiarpur main road in Chabbewal on Saturday morning. The fire broke out around 7 am. Panic spread among the workers living there as they tried to escape the fire. Passers-by too tried to control the fire and take out people and their articles from their shanties. The fire brigade was informed but before they could reach there, 30 shanties were completely gutted.Rajni (6), daughter of Rampal and Reena, migrant labourers from UP, was burnt alive in the incident. Both were not home at the time of the incident. The girl was taken to a hospital but doctors said she was brought dead.