Massive fire engulfs three-storey building inMominabad, firefighter injured
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Monday, July 3, 2023
Srinagar, July 2: A devastating fire broke out at the godown of the New Diamond Hardware store in Mominabad, engulfing a three-storey building in flames. The incident occurred on Sunday, resulting in injuries to a firefighter from the fire and emergency department.
Eyewitnesses reported that the fire quickly spread throughout the entire structure, prompting immediate response from fire and emergency personnel. Passersby also joined the efforts to combat the blaze. At 2:47 PM, a distress call alerted the fire and emergency officials, who swiftly arrived at the scene.
Tragically, during the operation, Noor Alam, a fire and emergency official, sustained injuries while battling the fierce flames. He was promptly rushed to the hospital for treatment. The exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire and emergency department, which has confirmed that no civilians were harmed in the incident.
Officials are assessing the extent of damage to the warehouse, as local residents express their sorrow over the loss of goods worth millions of rupees. This unfortunate event follows closely on the heels of another fire in the Lalchowk area, where both a firefighter and a civilian were injured.
Srinagar has experienced a surge in fire incidents recently, raising concerns among residents and authorities alike. The fire and emergency official emphasized the importance of adhering to proper safety protocols, maintaining adequate firefighting equipment, and conducting regular safety inspections for both businesses and individuals.
Authorities urge the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any fire-related emergencies to the fire and emergency department, in order to prevent further loss of life and property. Noor Alam, the injured firefighter, is currently receiving medical care, and his condition is being closely monitored by the authorities.