BUDGAM — Six houses were destroyed and hundreds of bundles of dry grass turned into ashes after a fire broke out at a village in Chadoora town of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, an official said. The incident occurred at Kutbal village late on Wednesday night.

The official told the news agency KNT that the fire spread to other houses after flames emanated from the rooftop of one of the residential houses.

“The blaze destroyed six houses while over 1000 bundles of dry grass turned into ashes,” he said, adding that fire tenders later brought the fire under control before it could spread to other parts of the village.

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Muhammad Afzal Tantray, one of the affected persons, said the fire spread at a fast pace and they didn’t get any time to take out the household items or stored grains.

The six houses gutted in the incident belong to Muhammad Afzal Tantray, Muhammad Maqbool Tantray, Javid Ahmad Tantary, Ghulam Muhammad Tantray, Abdul Rashid Tantray, and Abdul Hameed Tantray. Officials from district administration visited the spot and assured all possible help to fire victims.

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