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10 Shops Gutted In Mathchowmuhani Market Fire

Atleast 10 shops were gutted in a fire that engulfed Mathchowmuhani Market on Sunday late night. An estimated loss of Rs 12 lakh was assessed in the complete loss of Varieties store, Sweet Shop, Fast Food, Flower Shops, Mobile shop and other commercial establishments running in Mathchowmuhani Bazar. While no loss of life was reported, some shopkeepers sustained burn injuries in a bid to save their valuables from the blaze. The fire broke out at around 1.45 am but the Fire Brigade received first call at 2.15 am and till the first fire tender reached the spot, the market was under raging blaze. 2 fire tenders rushed at the spot. The fire fighters worked continuously till 3 am to douse the flames. The raging fire, which was already spreading fast by catching combustible material, became more furious when an LPG cylinder in the eating joints burst. Loud blast-like voices further panicked the residents.

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