Six shops gutted in Srinagar fire incident

SRINAGAR — At least six shops were gutted in a midnight fire incident on Exchange road in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.

The shopkeepers came to know about the fire incident in the morning following which they rushed but found their shops turned into ashes.

“I had denting and painting workshop and all my machinery including electronic items worth more than 10 lakh have got damaged in the fire”, news agency KNO quoted Tahir Ahmad, a fire victim as having said.

The fire incident was reported around 2:49 AM, following which four tenders were rushed to douse off the flames, an official said as per KNO.

The fire damaged four automobile workshop sheds and two Kiryana shops, he said.