Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in Srinagar’s Buchwara Dalgate on Monday morning, engulfed half a dozen houses. Seven fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

The fire started from one house and then spread to other houses.

“The government should do something for the victims of this tragedy,” a local resident, Mushtaq Ahmad said. “Only 50 per cent of the fire has been controlled,” fire officer, Ali Mohammad said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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Former chief minister of J&K, Omar Abdullah tweeted about the incident and said, “My heart goes out to the residents of these homes,” Omar Abdullah former Chief Minister wrote on twitter. “I hope the government steps in with some assistance.”

(More details are awaited)