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Two firemen injured fighting fire in Sopore

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Srinagar: Two firefighters were injured while dousing the flames when an overnight blaze damaged a mosque and a residential house in Tarzoo area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said on Tuesday.

The fire broke out at Izat Shah colony in Tarzoo Sopore involving a two-storey residential house and one mosque — ‘Masjid Mustafa’. The Fire and Emergency department received the call at around 1.55 hours and its Sopore station immediately rushed three fire tenders to the area, an official said.

A LPG cylinder also exploded in the fire, intensifying the flames due to which two firefighters identified as Ali Mohammad Reshi and Wajad Ahmad Dar sustained minor injuries before the flames were brought under control and prevented from spreading further.

While the cause of the fire is being investigated, they said, preliminary inquiry suggests electric short-circuit as reason for the blaze.

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