Jammu & Kashmir

Heaps of haystack ‘mysteriously’ burn in south Kashmir’s Anantnag

Anantnag: In a mysterious fire, rice straw hay bundles were reduced to ashes in Chee area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday evening. Eyewitnesses told Free Press Kashmir that around 6:00 pm, a ‘mysterious’ blaze around the paddy fields destroyed heaps of dry haystacks.

Locals said that at least 7,500 bundles were charred, out of which 4,000 bundles belonged to Azad Ahmad Dar, Manzoor Ah Dar and Abdul Aziz Ganie, and 3,500 hay bundles belonged to Mohd Ashraf Rather, all residents of Chee Anantnag.

“We alerted the Fire and Emergency department and then fire tenders reached the spot,” a local told Free Press Kashmir.

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