Jammu: A fire broke out inside the Civil Secretariat complex, the seat of Jammu and Kashmir administration, here on Wednesday, officials said.
Flames were first noticed at a room used by the rural development department around 9:45 am. The blaze quickly spread to adjoining rooms, they said.
A fire tender from the secretariat fire station was joined by one from city station to put out the blaze. Senior officials have rushed to the spot, the officials said.
The fire was brought under control after about an hour, they said.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the fire was caused by a short circuit in the first floor of a prefabricated double storey structure on the back side of the main building, officials said.