Massive fire erupts in tourist reception centre in Pahalgam


Pahalgam, June 9 (ANI): Massive fire broke out in a tourist reception centre of Pahalgam town in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir. The source of the fire is yet to be ascertained but the fire soon spread to adjacent hotels. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "A fire has broken out in Pahalgam and has engulfed the Tourist Reception Centre and Hotel Poornima. I've been told both buildings evacuated." "Fire brigade on the scene but strong winds have increased the risk of the fire spreading. The situation is being monitored and tackled," he further tweeted. Several fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and efforts are being made to control the fire. No casualties have been reported so far. Further details are awaited. (ANI)