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13 houses, 10 shops gutted in fire as ’10 gas cylinders explode’ in Anantnag

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

Srinagar: At least 13 houses and around ten shops were gutted in a massive midnight fire in Dangarpora area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Friday.

According to the Fire and Emergency department, 13  houses and around ten shops were gutted in the devastating fire. The cause of the fire is said to be the blast of ten gas cylinders. The department claimed that it saved at least 200 houses by timely action.

“At 2:56 am, we received information about the fire. Since the fire service station is just half a kilometer from the area, we rushed a number of fire tenders immediately,” one of the firefighters said.

“By the time we reached, the fire had spread extensively as at least ten LPG gas cylinders exploded as a result of which there was extensive damage,” he added.

Sources said that the 13 houses suffered damages and most of them have been completely gutted along with at least 10 shops.

A firefighter was also injured in the operation and has been admitted to Government Medical College Anantnag for treatment. (GNS)


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