Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Three houses damaged in fire, two firefighters injured

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

Srinagar: A pharmaceutical store was gutted and at least three residential-cum-commercial buildings and a hotel were damaged in a blaze in Rajbagh area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district this afternoon, officials said.

A massive fire erupted at Pathan Mohalla, along Zero Bridge in Raj Bagh area and upon intimation, several fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse off the flames, officials told Global News Service.

“The fire was put out after hours of hectic efforts”, they said adding, “a pharmaceutical store and items of a barber shop were gutted besides damage caused to at least three residential-cum-commercial buildings and a hotel in the incident.”

“During the operation, two firefighters namely Imran Ahmad Mir and Ghulam Rasool suffered burn injuries and were taken to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital and have been discharged this evening after receiving treatment there”, they said.

“The cause of the fire is being ascertained,” they further said.


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