Pampore: The Anantnag Central Cooperative bank branch in Saffron Saffron town Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was damaged in a fire incident on early Thursday morning.
Reports said that a fire erupted in ACC bank branch Pampore in the morning, resulting in partially damage to the bank.
The people of the area raised an alarm and a police party from police station Pampore along with Fire tenders reached the spot after some time.
The Pampore branch of the ACC bank caught fire, causing some damage to the bank, electronic gadgets and furniture, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Incharge Fire and emergency Services station Pampore Abdul Hai told Kashmir Reader that fire erupted in the office building of Anantnag Central Cooperative bank Kadlabal Pampore at around 5:00 am.
“We were able to douse the flames,” he said, adding that a gas cylinder inside the bank branch exploded after their arrival.
“The fire caused severe damage to office furniture,” Hai said, adding that they were successful in saving cash after cooling the chest of the safe.
The manager of the bank branch told Kashmir Reader that records and cash is safe.
” The customers of the bank should remain assured that records and cash is safe,” he said.
He told that he was informed about the fire incident by the building owner and when he reached the spot, the fire was already put off by the Fire and Emergency department and police.
The police in Pampore have taken cognizance.