New Delhi: A major fire broke out at Hotel Pamposh in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. The fire broke out at 1:30 pm in the afternoon. As per media reports, the fire broke out on the top floor of the Hotel. Also Read - J&K: 50% Rebate on Water And Electricity Bills | L-G Manoj Sinha Announces Rs 1,350 cr Economic Package for UT
As per ANI tweet, five fire tenders are present at the spot and the rescue operation is currently underway. However, more details awaited. No casualties have been reported so far. The cause of the fire is not clear till now. Visuals from the spot showed tall flames and a thick blanket of smoke hovering over the building. Also Read - Record 3,186 Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan Along LoC In Past Eight Months, Highest Since 2003
Meanwhile, District Collector of Srinagar said, “There are offices of several media houses here. 20-22 fire tenders, teams of fire and emergency services, disaster mgmt, SDRF are here. There’s no loss of life, people have been evacuated. A member of fire services was injured and sent to the hospital.”
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.