AWANTIPORA: Fire broke at the branch of HDFC Bank in Awantipora area of Pulwama on Sunday evening causing severe damage to brach.
According to sources a security guard working at the facility, informed the Fire and Emergency department about the blaze after he noticed smoke billowing out of the bank.
Police said that the fire broke out at the branch at around 8.40 pm, resulting in damage to the furniture, accessories and equipment housed in the branch.
SHO Awantipora Madasir Naseer told Kashmir Reader that the bank that was housed in a single storey building got damaged by the blaze.
He however, said that other business establishments in vicinity were saved by the timely intervention of the fire services personnel along with police.