Half a dozen houseboats gutted in massive fire in Nigeen Lake Kashmir

Srinagar, April 4 : At least half a dozen houseboats were gutted on Monday in a massive fire that broke out in Nigeen Lake Srinagar causing damage to the property worth crores, officials said. Fire and Emergency services said that fire broke out in a houseboat and engulfed adjacent houseboats in the row. Initially local people and police launched a firefighting operation but the leaping flames damaged the houseboats. Six fire tenders were rushed to spot from the nearby fire stations to douse the fire that broke out around 2.27 am. There were no immediate reports of any injury to anyone in the incident. The fire tenders are still on the job, Fire and Emergency Services said. QAB ACL0639

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