Overnight blaze damages several residential houses in Srinagar; firefighter injured

Several houses were damaged in an overnight blaze that broke in Sekidafar area of SafaKadal in old city area of Srinagar.

Officials told KNO that a Sub Inspector rank officer of Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Department was also injured when he fell from a house while dousing the flames.

The massive fire, as per officials, broke out in a residential house at Ganderpora Chowk in Sekidafar and later engulfed at least six houses belonging to Muhammad Amin Lone, Shabir Ahmad Lone, Late Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Dilawar Bhat, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and Ghulam Muhammad Bhat.

Soon, fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire as per officials, who said that a Sub Inspector rank officer from F&ES department identified as Noor Aalam Khan got injured when he fell down from a house during firefighting.

Deputy Director F&ES, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed that one of the officers of their department had suffered severe injuries adding he has been shifted to hospital for treatment.

Bashir further appealed people to use electric gadgets cautiously, saying that these gadgets were one among the reasons behind frequent fire incidents in winters. 

Notably, this is the third fire incident in Srinagar within the last 24 hours. The family members whose houses got damaged in the fire were seen wailing over the loss of property.

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