Fire claims property worth Rs 15 lakh

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HimVani

Hamirpur (Dec 24): Property and goods worth Rs 15 lakh were burnt to ashes when fire broke out in a medical shop in Gandhi chowk area of Hamirpur town last evening.

Local people gathered at the spot and rang up the fire brigade to control the fire. However, the fire was so swift that it engulfed the entire complex and nothing was left behind by the time the fire brigade reached there. The firemen with help from local people were able to control the blaze from spreading further; otherwise the entire market would have been in its grip.

Vitul Gupta, the owner of the shop, said that he had gone to his home after closing down the shop at 8.00 PM when he got information of fire. The cause of fire is still not known.