A massive fire has broken out in Yakerboru Bala village in Kapran of Verinag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reports reaching a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), said that fire broke out from a residential house and soon spread to other adjacent houses, besides a few cow sheds.
A rescue operation is on at the site even as the flames continue to rage when this report is being filed.
An F&ES official told GNS that at least five houses and two cowsheds are believed to be caught in flames. “Men and machinery are on site to bring the blaze under control as soon as possible”, the official said, adding that “we nonetheless have asked for more machinery and firefighters to avoid more damage”.
More details awaited. (GNS)