Fire engulfs army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district; three soldiers injured, loss of property feared

The fire at the army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara reportedly gutted eight barracks as well as the office building, a police officer said.

FP Staff August 28, 2018 17:15:07 IST
Fire engulfs army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district; three soldiers injured, loss of property feared

A massive fire engulfed an army camp along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. The blaze, Kashmir Observer reported, is believed to have started around 1 pm because of a short circuit.

Three soldiers reportedly sustained minor burns in the fire, which broke out in the Indian Army's 45 Rashtriya Rifles' headquarters in Hamar Gali. Authorities fear huge loss of property. Efforts are underway to douse the flames.

A police officer was quoted as saying by the Greater Kashmir that a few blasts were also heard inside the camp. Eight barracks have been gutted completely along with the office building, the officer added.

In April, two Insaas rifles were gutted in a fire in a guard post at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. "An incident of sudden electric short circuit took place in a sentry post located inside the campus of a brigade in Rajouri," a senior police official had said, adding that there was no loss of life and damage to other properties.

With inputs from PTI

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