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Fire Breaks Out Near Gandhi College in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 17 (WD): A significant fire erupted near Gandhi College in the Baba Dem area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Friday morning, causing widespread alarm among the local residents.

Eyewitnesses reported to the Wattan Daily (WD) that the fire originated from a residential house. The blaze quickly spread, eventually engulfing a nearby local mosque, exacerbating the situation and drawing urgent attention from the community.

Upon receiving news of the fire, authorities promptly dispatched fire tenders to the scene. The emergency response teams are currently working tirelessly to control and extinguish the flames, aiming to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of the area.

The rapid spread of the fire has raised concerns among the residents, who are now anxious about the potential damage to their homes and properties. The community is on high alert, with many locals assisting the fire department in whatever way they can.

Local officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire. Preliminary assessments suggest that the blaze might have started due to an electrical short circuit in the residential house, but a thorough investigation will be conducted to confirm the exact cause.

As the situation unfolds, emergency services are also focusing on ensuring that there are no casualties. So far, there have been no reports of injuries, but the authorities are taking every precaution to safeguard the residents and those involved in the firefighting efforts.

The incident has significantly impacted the daily life in the Baba Dem area. Schools, shops, and businesses near the fire scene have been temporarily closed as a safety measure, and traffic has been diverted to allow the emergency vehicles unhindered access.

More details about the incident are awaited as the situation develops. Authorities will provide further updates as they become available, and the community remains hopeful that the fire will be contained swiftly with minimal damage.

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