Three Houses Gutted In Overnight Blaze

SRINAGAR: At least three residential houses were gutted in a major fire mishap at Hillan Hakhapathri village in Boniyar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

According to news agency GNS, the fire broke out in one the structures and soon spread to two other adjacent houses.

Despite hectic efforts by the locals and police, three structures, including one housing an Anganwadi centre, were reduced to ashes.

The affected families include that of three brothers namely Laldin Khatana, Mehraj Din Khatana and Mohammad Yaqoob Khatana.

Locals alleged that “despite being informed on time, the Fire and Emergency tenders could not reach the site due to dilapidated road conditions along the terrain”.

The cause of the fire was not known till the last reports came in.

Meanwhile, locals have urged SDM Uri to send a team to the site to assess the loss and provide emergency relief to the affected families on compassionate grounds.

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