Fire breaks out in occupied Kashmir Secretariat

Srinagar, July 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, major fire broke out in one of the Civil Secretariat buildings in Srinagar, this morning.

The fire broke out from the Office of higher education Department which spread to the main building. Flames and smoke started billowing from the two-storey wooden structure adjacent to the main building of the Civil Secretariat minutes before the scheduled opening of the offices at 9.30am, officials said.

The building, which houses among other offices of the education department and medical dispensary, was engulfed in flames within no time, they said.

They said it was not clear whether any employee is trapped in the building even as fire-fighters are trying to douse the flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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