Srinagar, Sept 15: A massive fire broke out in the renowned Pamposh hotel, located in the Jammu & Kashmir capital Srinagar. At least five fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse off the flames. The rescue operation was underway till the preliminary reports emerged.
The incident is unlikely to cause any casualties among the hotel staff and visitors, reports said. However, significant damage in the fire-affected portion of hotel is expected. The exact cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained.
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2018
The fire incident in J&K comes days after a blaze was reported at the Army camp in Kupwara district. Several units at the 45 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters in Hamar Gali area in Machil Sector were up in flames, causing panic in the region.
No casualties were reported in the Kupwara fire. A probe conducted by the fire safety department ruled out sabotage angle. It blamed short circuit as the reason for the blaze.
In J&K, unlike other states, fire due to manmade causes are outnumbered by the fires caused due to natural causes. In 2016, the state had recorded 781 cases of forest fires.