PULWAMA: At least seven houses were damaged in a massive fire in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town on Tuesday.
Officials told Kashmir Reader that seven residential houses were damaged in a massive blaze that engulfed in Dalipora area of Pulwama town.
Seven residential houses were damaged while some shops were partially damaged in the incident, officials said.
Eyewitness told Kashmir Reader that fire tenders from different parts of Pulwama and adjoining districts, including Pampore and Srinagar were rushed to douse the flames, clearly visible from a distance. Locals and fire and emergency services personnel played a vital role in dousing the fire and rescuing the family members from the residential houses.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, visited the affected village.
The Deputy Commissioner while taking stock of the extensive damage caused by the devastating fire in the area announced relief and rehabilitation measures. He also assured the affected families of all possible support from the district administration. On the occasion, Rs 20,000 per family out of Red Cross, tents, kitchen sets, ration kits and quilts were provided as immediate relief to the affected families. It was also stated that one month ration will be given free of cost to each affected family.
The Deputy Commissioner expressed grief over the incident and said that the whole administration stands with the victims and every possible measure will be taken to rehabilitate the affected families at the earliest.
ADC Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Pulwama (ACR), Tehsildar Pulwama and other officers of the district administration accompanied the Deputy Commissioner, officials said.