20 shops gutted in mid-night blaze in north Kashmir’s Rafiabad

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Baramulla, March 8: At least 20 shops were damaged in a massive blaze, which broke out during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday in Watergam area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The fire broke out in a two-storey shopping complex in the area in which goods worth lakhs were destroyed, news agencies reported while quoting an official.

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He said that the fire broke out in one of the shops in the complex and soon engulfed other adjacent shops inside the complex.

The official said that as the fire broke out, fire and emergency services were rushed to the spot to douse off the flames, however, by the time they reached the spot several shops were already gutted by the massive blaze.

He said that first floor of the complex suffered extensive damage while the ground floor of the complex was partially damaged.