8 houses, 4 shops gutted in mysterious fire

Baramulla/Srinagar: At least eight residential houses went up in flames in Baramulla district in a devastating blaze.

Reports and police said that on Tuesday night eight residential houses came under mysterious blaze in Khawaja Bagh area of Baramulla.

“Eight houses were damaged in fire at Khawja Bagh on Tuesday night,” a police official said adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Reports said that fire tenders couldn’t reach at the spot immediately, due to which fire couldn’t be controlled.

Meanwhile, four shops were gutted in Batamaloo area of Srinagar city. A police official claimed that fire was caused due to short circuit, a claim refuted by the owners of the shops. They demanded that a thorough probe should be conducted to ascertain the cause of fire. (CNS)