Jammu & Kashmir

Overnight fire guts carpet mill, several residential houses in Srinagar

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Srinagar: A carpet mill besides several houses were gutted in an inferno that broke out at Namchibal locality of Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar on Wednesday night.

Eyewitnesses said that a plume of smoke started billowing out of the carpet mill, at Namchibal locality, last evening. Alerted by the occurrence, the Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) department was intimated. However, before the arrival of the fire tenders, the enraged flames had spread to residential houses in the vicinity, damaging many of them, they said.

An official from Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) department said that a carpet mill and three residential houses have got completely gutted in the incident besides partial damage to three other houses.

“The fire tenders are very much on the spot to rule out any further eventuality,” the official added.


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