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Devastating fire in Kulgam village renders six families homeless

A mobile home and car burn at Spanish Flat Mobile Villa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

KULGAM: At least six families were rendered homeless after a devastating fire incident turned their residential houses into ashes in Damhal Hanjipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday morning.

Tehsildar Damhal Hanjipora, Niyaz Ahmad Bhat told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the residential houses belonging to six brothers at Watigam were reduced to ashes after massive fire broke out in one of the houses which rapidly expanding to the nearby houses resulting in complete damage to two structures.

The devastating fire left families of Jahangir Ahmad, Ashraf Ahmad, Mohammad Aslam, Mohammad Yousuf sons of Abdullah Dar and Mohammad Yousuf, Mubarak Ahmad sons of Ghulam Hassan Parrray of Watigam homeless as their houses were completely damaged in the incident.

They said whatever they had inherited has gone as the fire turned everything into ashes within seconds.

Meanwhile, tehsildar Damhal Hanjipora, Niyaz Ahmad Bhat along with other officers took stock of the damaged structures and assured affected families of providing all possible help for immediate relief—(KNO)

 

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