Reyaz Rashid

Fire breaks out at Shalimar Gas Service Baramulla

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Computer institute and grocery shop also gutted   

Baramulla: Fire broke out in the administrative office of Shalimar Gas Service -an HP cooking gas agencies in Baramulla and engulfed a computer institute CISR and its lab housed in the first floor of the shopping complex near Uri Bus stand in Baramulla town on Sunday late evening.

The fire destroyed administrative office and the cooking gas accessories besides reduced computers and other computer accessories in the computer lab to ashes and other adjoining grocery shop also suffered damage, an official of Fire and Emergency department said.

 “Several cooking gas cylinders were present there and one exploded due to which the shutter of the gas agency office was ripped off ,” the official said.

“The flames inside the office unit of HP Gas were quite high and the smoke had engulfed the entire area. This is highly dangerous, as there were filled cylinders in which on exploded. Many filled cylinders were immediately removed, otherwise things would have been different,” a local said

Fire tenders from Baramulla fire station rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire. Electric short circuit is stated to be the reason for fire, the officials added.

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