Jammu & Kashmir

Three shops gutted, firefighter injured in fire mishap in Bandipora

A fire and emergency department vehicle stands outside station. [FPK File Photo/ Kaisar Ali]

Bandipora: Three shops were completely damaged and a firefighter injured in a nocturnal fire incident in Qazipora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The fire broke out at around midnight in a shopping line in the Qazipora area, an official said, adding, soon after the Fire and Emergency Services Department (F&ES) was called in, which reached the site to put out the raging flames.

“In the incident, three shops belonging to one Mohammad Yusuf Jan, son of Mohammad Sarwar Jan, were gutted, while timely action by F&ES department firefighters saved the fire from spreading further,” he said.

Moreover, a firefighter identified as Amin Rasool suffered minor injuries during the operation. The cause of fire was being ascertained as reports last came in. (GNS)

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