Srinagar, Jun 19: At least 15 shops gutted in a mysterious blaze that engulfed in Shalimar market in the intervening night of Sunday-Monday.
Property worth crores got destroyed in the blaze in Shalimar market situated in front of the famous Mughal garden on the banks of Dal Lake, officials said.
Local sources said that the fire tenders immediately rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control.
They said that the locals risking their lives tried to save the belongings of the shop owners.
An official in the Fire and Emergency (F&E) said that the mysterious blaze in the shops was doused in three hours.
“Over a dozen of fire tenders had rushed to the spot to douse the fire. It took out three hours to douse the fire,” he said.
Meanwhile, police officials said that the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained while the investigation has been taken up in this regard. (KNS)