Srinagar- At least six residential houses were partially damaged in a fire incident at Gudood Bagh locality of Habbakadal Srinagar.
Sources said that a fire broke out from a residential house Friday evening and soon after spread to several other houses in the vicinity.
Amid chaos, the Fire and Emergency Department called in more men and machinery to contain the spread of fire at the site.
Joint Director F&ES Department Bashir Ahmed Shah said that six residential houses were partially damaged in a fire incident in Gadood Bagh and the timely action of their men prevented the fire from spreading to the neighboring structures.
“Crowds of people visiting the site hindered our work to douse the flames. We had called fire fighting tenders from other stations as well which helped in restricting it” Bashir said.
Meanwhile, concerned over the steep spike in fire-related incidents, Srinagar police on Friday urged citizens to keep basic fire safety equipment handy and also advised them to only use authentic heating appliances.
“There are many incidents of fire being reported in Srinagar district daily. Citizens are advised to keep basic fire safety equipment handy & also to only use authentic heating appliances”, Srinagar Police tweeted.
“Legal action will be taken as per law against shopkeepers selling fake & duplicate equipment”, the tweet reads further.
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