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Fire rages at Srinagar’s Hotel Pamposh, no loss of life

The fire at one of Srinagar’s oldest hotels broke out at 2 pm. Over 20 fire tenders were at spot

india Updated: Sep 15, 2018 18:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Hotel Pamposh is located at Regal Chowk in Srinagar.(ANI/Twitter)

A fire broke out at the Hotel Pamposh, one of Srinagar’s oldest hotels, and fire fighters were battling to extinguish it, officials said.

There was no loss of life as people were evacuated while one firefighter was injured and sent to hospital, Srinagar district collector Syed Abid Rasheed Shah told ANI.

He said that 20 to 22 fire tenders, teams of fire and emergency services, disaster management, and the State Disaster Response Force were at the spot to tackle the blaze.

The blaze broke around 2 pm and within minutes, leaping flames had engulfed the six storey building, a police officer said.

Hotel Pamposh, located at Regal Chowk, also has offices of several media organisations.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.

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First Published: Sep 15, 2018 14:35 IST