Major fire breaks out at Trikuta Nagar; 2 children trapped amidst flames rescued

Over two dozen hutments gutted in fire


JAMMU: A mysterious fire broke out at Trikuta Nagar near Jammu Railway Station, engulfing at least 30 shanties in its path.
The blaze, initially reported around 6:50 PM, originated from wooden shanties located at East Colony of the Station and quickly spread to nearby areas.
According to local authorities, the fire razed 25-30 hutments to ashes. Two children who were trapped amidst the flames were successfully rescued by emergency responders.
Efforts to extinguish the fire completely were underway till late night with fire tenders deployed to the scene, though challenges persisted while containing the blaze.

Police said, the officials said the fire and emergency services personnel rushed to the scene to control the raging fire within few minutes.
No loss of life was reported in the fire, the officials said, adding the cause of the blaze was not known.

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