SRINAGAR — A Darul Uloom (Islamic seminary) and two residential houses were damaged in a massive fire in Khanyar area of Srinagar on Thursday.
A marriage hall and two more houses in the vicinity also suffered slight damage in the fire, the cause of which is being investigated, officials were quoted as having said by news agency GNS.
They said that fire erupted in the congested locality in the early morning and caused damage to two houses beside the seminary.
Officials of the Fire and Emergency department said that timely intervention prevented the fire from spreading to more houses. “Because of the narrow lanes, the normal fire engine could be taken to the spot and the department took it in a small load carrier,” the officials said.
With the help of locals and other allied agencies, they said, the fire was contained.
They said that there was no report regarding injuries to anyone in the fire incident. Asked about the cause of the fire, they said, the same is being investigated by the police.