Massive Fire Damages Several Shops In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: At least eight shops were gutted after a massive fire broke out in Jhelum market in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday evening, officials said.

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Quoting a Fire and Emergency Department official news agency GNS reported that the fire emanated from a mobile accessories-cum-computer shop and spread rapidly to other adjacent shops, razing at least eight of them to rubble.

Men and machinery were pressed into service and after hours of hectic efforts, the blaze was brought under control, the official said.

The cause of fire couldn’t be however immediately ascertained, the official added.


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