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Massive fire damages mosque, residential house in north Kashmir

A fire brigadier stands atop vehicle as he prepares to douse flames. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Two firefighters sustain minor injuries while dousing flames

Srinagar: Massive fire damaged a mosque and a residential house in Tarzoo area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district overnight, official sources said on Tuesday.

Two firefighters were also injured while dousing the “sky-touching” flames, they said.

They said that a massive fire broke out at Izat Shah colony in Tarzoo Sopore involving a 2-story residential house and one mosque namely ‘Masjid Mustafa’.

The fire and emergency department, they said, received the call at around 1.55 hours and its Sopore station immediately rushed three water tenders to the area. The firefighters faced a tough time while controlling the flames, they said.

“One LPG cylinder also exploded in the incident,” they said. Two firefighters identified as Ali Mohammad Reshi and Wajad Ahmad Dar sustained minor injuries before the flames were brought under control and prevented from spreading further.

While the cause of the fire is being investigated, they said, preliminary inquiry suggests an electric short circuit as a reason for the blaze. (GNS)


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