A massive fire on Sunday gutted several shops at Nagerjala near Modern Club in Agartala West Tripura district, said fire officials. The fire has reduced properties worth in lakhs to ashes. As per reports, fire brigade rushed to the spot soon after the incident was reported and deployed two engines to douse the flames. Although no one is injured in the incident, the accident highlighted the late reach of fire service as per locals allegation. Fire officials said that it is still not clear what caused the fire but preliminary investigation suggests a short-circuit might be responsible. According to the local residents fire broke out from a bike service center near about 6.30 pm. When we tried to call the fire service its sound ‘busy’. After sometime when fire service informed they came after at least 15-20 minutes later. Till than fire spread massively” alleged a local resident.