New Delhi: A major fire broke out in the municipal committee building in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported on Monday.  The fire broke out around 8 pm. More details are awaited. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet and there are no reports of any casualty.

Reportedly, fire tenders have reached the spot. A rescue operation is underway. Panic gripped in the area due to the unfortunate incident. Rescue officials were seen putting efforts to douse the flames. A thick cloud of smoke was seen emanating from the far.

As per reports, main gates of the building were locked and the firefighters jumped over the walls of the compound to enter the compound. The town hall of the district is beside the building.

In a similar incident, a fire broke out at Hotel Pamposh in Srinagar. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Recently, a major fire broke out at an Army camp near the Line of Control in Kupwara district. Police had said that the fire was reported at 45 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters in Hamar Gali area in Machil Sector due to short circuit.

Police had said that the fire engulfed many structures in the camp where large quantities of fuel, firearms, and ammunition are stored. The blaze was triggered by a short circuit.