Jammu & Kashmir

Three residential houses gutted in overnight fire in Baramulla

A fire and emergency vehicle sparked near a fire incident spot in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: At least three residential houses were gutted in a massive blaze in Dangiwacha Rafiabad in Baramulla on intervening Sunday and Monday night.

The massive fire broke out in a residential house at Dangiwacha in Rafiabad Baramulla last night. Soon, Fire and Emergency Services’ arrived at the site with men and machinery and launched a rescue operation with assistance of locals. After hours of relentless efforts, the fire was controlled, not unless it gutted at least three residential houses.

An official of F&ES said that three residential houses, one double-storeyed and two single-storeyed, were gutted in the incident. The official identified the victims as Mohammad Kashif Peer, Tariq Ahmad Peer and Naseer Ahmad Peer.

“The cause of fire is believed to be leakage from a domestic gas cylinder,” the official said. (GNS)

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