Five people died in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad when a fire broke out in a movie studio and spread to a residential building, officials said Monday.

The fire started Sunday night in the Sriramnagar neighborhood in some sheds recently erected to provide facilities for shooting a movie, and from there it spread to a nearby apartment building and damaged four stories.

Regional Interior Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy told local media that at least five people perished in the flames, among them two women and a seven-month-old baby.

Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control after two hours and three people are recovering from burns in a local hospital.

Hyderabad authorities said that the fire could have erupted due to a short circuit.

This city is one of India's main moviemaking centers. EFE