In Frames: Overnight blaze damages several residential houses in Srinagar

In a third such incident in the Downtown Srinagar in past 24 hours, a massive mid-night fire damaged several residential houses at Ganderpora Chowk in Sekidafar area of Safakadal. An officer of Fire and Emergency Services department, Noor Alam Khan was also injured while dousing the flames and was shifted to a hospital. Pictures by Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir.

 Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire as per officials, who said that a Sub Inspector rank officer from F&ES department identified as Noor Aalam Khan got injured when he fell down from a house during firefighting. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Several houses were damaged in the overnight blaze that broke in Sekidafar area of SafaKadal in old city area of Srinagar. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
The massive fire, as per officials, broke out in a residential house at Ganderpora Chowk in Sekidafar and later engulfed at least six houses belonging to Muhammad Amin Lone, Shabir Ahmad Lone, Late Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Dilawar Bhat, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and Ghulam Muhammad Bhat. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Deputy Director F&ES, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed that one of the officers of their department had suffered severe injuries adding he has been shifted to hospital for treatment. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
This is the third fire incident in Srinagar during the last 24 hours. The family members whose houses got damaged in the fire were seen wailing over the loss of property. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Deputy Director F&ES, Bashir Ahmad further appealed people to use electric gadgets cautiously, saying that these gadgets were one among the reasons behind frequent fire incidents in winters.  Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK