Srinagar: Fire broke out in mini secretariat Bandipora in north Kashmir early on Saturday morning damaging office record and computers of Assistant Road Transport Office (ARTO), official sources said.
They said fire broke out in the third floor of the secretariat Bandipora at 0500 hrs this morning in a room of ARTO in Block C building.
However, the employees on night duty in Media Monitoring and Media Certification Cell (MCMC) in the first floor of the building immediately raised an alarm and informed the Fire and Emergency Service (F&ES) after noticing smoke.
They said fire tenders from different parts were rushed to the area and the fire was brought under control before spreading to other parts of the secretarist.
The official record and some computer system of ARTO were damaged in the incident, they said.
Police has registered a case and initiated proceedings, they said, adding the cause of fire was being ascertained.