SHO, Katra confirmed that fifteen to sixteen new and old shops have been ravaged in the fire that started at 12:30 am last night. There was no loss of personnel luckily but the shops were completely destroyed in the fire. Two fire-brigade vans reached the venue, one from Reasi and another from Katra city itself. The fire brigade vans prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of market.
A major fire broke out in the Naya Bazar of Katra which engulfed about 20 to 25 shops. As per the reports everything is burnt and lost in fire. Further details awaited.