Three-story shopping mall catches fire in Jammu, fire tenders on job



JAMMU, July 10:

A major fire on Friday morning broke out in a three storied shopping mall in Bakshi Nagar area here.

The fire broke out in Vishal Mega Mart at Bakshi Nagar in Jammu West.

Police said that some locals on seeing smoke coming out of the building, informed them and police party was dispatched from the nearby police station, which is just 200-300 metre away from the spot.

However, an official of the Fire and Emergency Services said, “we received information about the fire and immediately rushed six fire tenders to the spot including two from City area.”

He added that more than 30 fire fighters are also on job to douse the flames which has spread to all the three floors.

“The fire control operation is still on,” he added.

The shopping mall deals in sale of grocery items, garments, household goods, toys, utensils, paper and plastic products.


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