Srinagar: Several houses on Thursday were damaged in Noorbagh area of Baramulla town after a gas leak triggered a massive fire in a residential colony.
Officials said that the fire reportedly started due to leakage of LPG gas from a residential house in Sweepers Colony in Noorbagh locality on Thursday night and engulfed several others in no time. When this report was filed, the men from the fire and emergency department besides police and locals were on the job to douse the blaze.
A senior police officer said 5 tenders from the fire and emergency department besides two from the army have reached the area and are trying to contain the spread of the fire.
A number of senior police officers including DySP headquarters and local SHO besides additional SP are on the spot.
A police officer said that due narrow lanes, fire tenders were finding it difficult to reach the spot directly.
At least 20 houses have already been engulfed and efforts are underway to contain the further spread of fire. (GNS)
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