Jammu & Kashmir

Over half-a-dozen structures damaged in fire in Doda

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

Doda: At least half a dozen residential houses, a guest house and a food point were gutted in a major fire that broke put in Bhaderwah town of Doda district, officials said on Thursday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the fire broke out in Chinote locality of Bhaderwah town in the wee hours today.

He said that soon after the incident, fire tenders rushed to the spot; however, half a dozen residential houses, a guest house, a food point were reduced to ashes by the time they reached.

SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom told KNO that police have started investigation into the matter, but as per preliminary probe short circuit seems to be the reason behind the fire.

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