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Fire Breaks Out Near Vaishno Devi Shrine In Jammu

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Fire Breaks Out Near Vaishno Devi Shrine In Jammu

A fire broke out at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu’s Katra

New Delhi:

A major fire broke out Tuesday at a building situated near the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

The fire – believed to be the result of an electrical short circuit – broke out inside a cash counting room that suffered significant damage but is located some distance away from the main shrine.

The blaze is now under control, Mukesh Singh, Inspector-General of Police (Jammu) told NDTV.

No deaths have been reported so far.

Visuals on Twitter showed a huge plume of black smoke pouring out of the top floor of a building.

Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said he had spoken to the District Collector of Reasi, S Charandeep Singh, and been told that the situation was being resolved.

“Spoke to DC Reasi, S Charandeep Singh, just now and inquired about the fire that broke out near the Vaishno Devi shrine some time back. Thankfully, everything brought under control. No major loss reported. However, keeping a close track for the next few hours,” he tweeted.

Further details are awaited.

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