Cop, cook injured in fire

Srinagar: Two persons, including a police constable, were injured in a fire incident in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, police said Friday.
The fire broke out in the general mess of ‘F’ company of IRP-8th Battalion at the old residence of Sub District Magistrate (SDM) adjacent to Sopore police station, 55 kms from here, last night, a police spokesman said.
Constable Showkat Ahmad and cook Tawseef Ahmad suffered injuries in the fire which damaged the kitchen, the spokesman said, adding that the cause of the fire was being ascertained.
Meanwhile, two factories suffered extensive damages in separate fire incidents here.
Fire broke out in an embroidery unit and a metal factory at Baghi Ali Mardan Khan and Rangreth in the outskirts of the city, resulting in damage to the factories, the spokesman said.
He said police is investigating the cause of the fire.