Property worth crores of rupees destroyed in Srinagar fire

Srinagar: Property worth crores of rupees was destroyed in a devastating fire incident in summer capital, Srinagar, in the wee hours of Tuesday, official sources said.

They said fire broke out in a house at Maharaji Bazar market at around 2 am. However, before the fire tenders could reach the spot, fire spread to other houses and shops.

Over a dozen fire tenders from different parts of the city, including Fire and Emergency Service (F&ES) Batamaloo were rushed to douse the flames, which were clearly visible from a distance. 

After several hours, fire was doused though it was still smoldering.

The loss could be in crores as five houses and as many shops were destroyed in the fire, they said adding there was no report of any loss life or injury.

The cause of fire was not immediately known, they added and said police has registered a case and initiated proceedings.

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