Srinagar, Jan 8: Two commercial buildings annexed together with nine shops in ground floor were gutted in massive fire overnight at Nai Basti area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Saturday.  Goods worth crores of rupees were destroyed in the fire which also caused substantial damage to a load carrier—Tata Mobile (JK03H-1628) as well as rooftop of an adjoining house.

Official sources said that the fire erupted around 12 a.m. in one of the electric godowns in the 4-storey commercial complexes, annexed together. Soon after receiving the call, an official of the fire and emergency department said that soon after receiving the call fire tenders were rushed to the spot. However intensity of the fire was severe and when the fire was brought under control, it had substantial damaged the goods housed in the commercials complexes. The buildings had three godowns containing electric, crockery, aluminum and plastic items of a particular quality brand besides shops dealing with different items.

Regarding the Tata Mobile (JK03H-1628), they said, the load carrier was “substantially damaged.” They said that police has registered a case and investigations regarding the cause of the fire was being investigated. While property worth crores of rupees was destroyed, there was no report about injury to anyone in the incident, they added.

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