J&K

4 houses gutted in Kupwara blaze

Four residential houses were gutted in a pre-dawn fire at Ganai Mohalla area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.

An official of fire and emergency department said that soon after receiving the information about the blaze, fire engines were rushed to the area.

Four houses, one of them three-storey and others two-storey, were damaged in the blaze which was contained after hectic efforts.

One personnel of the department, Gulzar Ahmad, was also injured while dousing the flames, the official said. He has been provided treatment, the official added.

A police official said that cause of fire was not immediately known and the same is being ascertained. (GNS)

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