May 27, 2024

Batmaloo Blaze: 5 houses damaged, F&ES incharge Sgr city among 2 firefighters injured

At least five residential houses were damaged while two fire-fighters were injured while dousing off flames in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on late Monday evening, officials said.

They added that two residential sheds, copper utensils manufacturing units got damaged directly while two other residential houses sustained indirect damage due to heat and water.

An official told the news agency that a fire broke out from a residential house in Baranpathar area, which spread to other houses on Monday late evening.

He added that in the incident, five residential houses got damaged while two firefighters sustained injuries.

Sharing details about the damage, he added that two residential sheds and one single-storey structure used for two copper utensils manufacturing units namely M/S Showkat Ahmad and FJ Copper Works, were damaged in the fire due to electric short circuit.

He added that both the residential sheds along with household goods were severely damaged in the fire, whereas the roofing and ceiling of the structure were partially damaged and copper utensils, three leather splitting machines sustained indirect damage due to heat and water.

Also, the roofing of another adjacent single-storey house and one side window glasses, PVC pipes of the double-storey house sustained indirect damage due to heat and water.

He said that during the operation, two fire-fighters were injured, namely Noor Alam, Incharge Srinagar City, and one fireman namely Aijaz Ahmad, who were shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment, however, their condition is believed to be stable


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