Jammu & Kashmir

House gutted in overnight fire mishap in north Kashmir

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

Kupwara: A two-storey residential house was gutted in a massive fire mishap in Devar area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, last night.

Reports reaching GNS said that a fire broke out in a house belonging to one Nazir Ahmed Khan at Kakkad Pati Lolab at around 4:00 am.

Even as Fire and Emergency Services Department reached the site on time, the raging flames engulfed the whole structure in no time. After intense efforts, the blaze was finally brought under control, however, it already had nearly gutted the whole structure.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Meanwhile, the locals of the area have urged the district administration to compensate the affected family amid ongoing weather conditions.

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