SRINAGAR: At least two firefighters were injured, and three residential houses were gutted in a massive fire in Batmaloo, Srinagar on Monday.

An official said that a fire broke out in a house in the Baranpather area of Batmaloo this evening.

“The raging flames spread to other houses in proximity, prompting the Fire and Emergency Services to launch a widescale rescue operation at the site,” the official said, adding, “During the course of the operation, two firemen sustained burn injuries and were immediately taken to a nearby hospital.”

The official identified the injured duo as Noor Alam, DFO Incharge City, and Aijaz Ahmad, a Fireman.

“As per preliminary assessment, the fire has caused massive damage to at least three residential houses,” the official said.

More details are awaited. (GNS)


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