Srinagar: A major fire broke out in the densely populated Batamaloo area here in which three houses were gutted, police said on Saturday.
No causality is, however, reported so far, they said. The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon from a house of Ali Mohammad Shamji due to short-circuit which soon engulfed the nearby houses, officials said.
“We had to face a lot of difficulty in bringing the blaze under control as the area has narrow lanes,” the official said.
The entire area is in danger as the houses are old, mostly made of wood, and constructed very close to each other, they said.