5-shops gutted in fire

Fire engulfs shopping complex in Baramulla. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Fire engulfs shopping complex in Baramulla. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Nov 24: At least five shops were damaged in a fire that broke out in a shopping center in the Baramulla area of North Kashmir.
According to an eyewitness, the fire apparently started in one of the shops at the Tanga shopping center close to the bus stand and eventually spread to other shops nearby. Locals called the fire department and the police, who responded and started putting out the fires. “At least five shops were destroyed before firefighting efforts began due to the fire’s extreme intensity,” a local said.
An official said that the cause of the fire was not immediately discovered, but investigations have started. “Police have recorded a complaint, and further investigation has been conducted into the situation,” an official said.