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24 houses gutted in massive fire in J&K

PTI  Jammu, February 12, 2013
First Published: 14:27 IST(12/2/2013) | Last Updated: 14:28 IST(12/2/2013)

Twenty-four houses were gutted and several domestic animals killed in a massive fire in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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No human casualties were reported in the blaze which broke out just before dawn on Tuesday in the remote village of Tun-Ifityan in the district's Atholi belt, a police spokesperson said.

The fire was controlled this morning by locals, he said.

A police team has started on a trek to far-flung, mountainous area having less road connectivity to ascertain details of the fire, he said.

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