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Fire engulfs Sikh temple in Houston

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2015 09:36 IST

A major fire broke out in a Gurudwara here in the US state of Texas causing heavy damages to the building.

The blaze started around 9.15pm yesterday at the Guru Ravidas temple off Boone and village Bend in West of Houston,
fire officials said.

No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined, they said. Houston area is home to several Sikh Gurdwaras.

Sikh temples cater to the spiritual and religious requirements of Punjabi community in Houston.

Besides celebrating major festivals like Baishaki, Gurdwaras in Houston also organise weekly Kirtan, Gurbani Vichar, Punjabi language classes to strengthen the cultural heritage of local Sikh community.