Major fire damages eight houses in Srinagar



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At least eight houses were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a congested locality in the Srinagar city on Friday.


View of a damaged house in Aali Kadal.
KL Image by Mukhtar Zahoor

Fire broke out at a house in congested Aali Kadal area of Srinagar around 11:35 AM and within no time engulfed some adjoining dwellings, a spokesman of the fire and emergency services said.


Fire tenders were rushed to the scene and the blaze was put out after nearly two hours.

“We pressed 20 fire tenders and six pumps into action to control the blaze and managed to avert a major tragedy as the area is thickly populated and the lanes and by-lanes are narrow,” the official said.

The officer said about eight houses were damaged in the fire.

“We are still assessing the damage and the cause of the fire,” he said.

He added that our four firemen and civilian sustain injuries while dousing the flames, who were later shifted to hospital for treatment.



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