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Fire breaks out in Anantnag area of Kashmir; houses, shops damaged

The blaze erupted at around 3:30am and quickly spread to adjacent shops and residential houses

india Updated: Nov 20, 2017 09:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was put out after two hours.(HT File Photo)

A fire broke out in Reshi Bazaar locality in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag town in the wee hours on Monday, damaging several residential houses and shops, police said.

The blaze erupted at around 3:30am and quickly spread to adjacent shops and residential houses,they said.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was put out after two hours, a police official said.

At least a dozen structures have been damaged in the fire, he said.

“The losses are massive but we cannot put out a figure just now. It will be assessed later in the day,” the official said.

“There were no casualties. The cause of the fire is being investigated,” he said.

First Published: Nov 20, 2017 09:17 IST