3 residential houses damaged by fire in Alamgari Bazar

Srinagar- Three residential houses were damaged in a fire in Shalla Bagh at Alamgari Bazar locality in Srinagar on Thursday. The fire inflicted heavy damage on two houses, the adjacent house was also partially damaged in the incident.

However, the source of the fire remains unknown.

Residents said congestion in the locality and lack of fire cuts are the reason other nearby homes caught fire.

The fire left four families homeless. The families involved alleged that fire and emergency department personnel did not arrive in time, but officials denied the allegations.

A fire and emergency department official said he received a phone call at 10:05 a.m. saying a fire had broken out at Alamgari Bazar in Srinagar.

“We summoned the nearby fire stations and through the efforts of our staff the fire was contained to the affected property. We did everything we could to prevent the fire from spreading to other structures,” he said.

National Conference Chief Spokesperson and Head of Segment Zadibal Tanvir Sadiq also visited the victims of the fire and expressed his solidarity and assured them that their plight would be raised with the relevant authorities for speedy redress. .

Later in the day, on the instructions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, a District Administration team visited the Alamgari Bazar area in Eidgah Tehsil of the city where two residential houses were engulfed in a fire.

On occasion, the team provided immediate assistance to fire victims consisting of four families residing in homes that were damaged in a massive fire.

The team assessed the damage caused by the fire and expressed its sympathy to the families affected by the loss of property.

On the occasion, immediate aid in the form of 40 blankets, 20 mattresses, 20 sheets and 4 kitchen utensils, in addition to Rs 20,000, was also provided to the four affected families, each Rs 5,000 from the fund of the Srinagar District Administration Red Cross.


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Syed Mohamed Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan holds a master’s degree in mass communications and works as a City Reporter at the Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313