Srinagar May 19: At least five residential houses were destroyed in a fire incident that took place last evening in the Mir Behri area in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Locals hurried to the scene when the fire broke out to put out the flames, but owing to a lack of resources, they were unable to contain the raging flames. The fires quickly spread, destroying five structures and displacing over a dozen residents. “The fire started in one of the residential houses around 8 p.m. and quickly spread to the other four houses,” a local said.
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According to residents, the fire destroyed at least three residential houses and partially destroyed two more. “We were able to save the remainder of the structures, but those that came under the fires were severely damaged,” he said.
Residents urged the administration to assist the families financially because they are unable to rebuild their homes. “These families have managed to construct a shelter for themselves, but this unfortunate incident has snatched their shelter,” one local resident said, adding that the government must lend a hand to them so that they can have a roof over their heads.