Shimla , Oct 23 : A Major fire broke out in a hardware and tent house shop in this capital town near Victory tunnel, Police said here on Wednesday.
Superintendent of Police Shimla District Mr Om Pati Jamwal confirmed that fire broke out at 2225 hrs near Victory tunnel at Nerolac Hardware and Naryans Glass and tend house shop on Tuesday night. Five fire tenders were pressed to douse down the inferno took 2.35 hrs to control the fire completely.
The articles belonged to Haridwar shop and Naraya glass and tent house gutted in the blazes.
The spot was adjoined cart road near Victory tunnel. It took them almost two and a half hours to bring the flames under control. No report of any casualty was reported in the mishap. Police have lodged Fire under Sec 285 of IPC at police station Sadar on the complaint of Sweet Shop Owner Mr Jajiv Sood.
Police is probing the cause of fire and role of any antisocial element in it. The fire rendered loss of around five lakh rupees in the mishap. Education Minister Mr Suresh Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner Shimla Mr Amit Kashayap and Mr Om Pati Jamwal also visited the spot. (UNI)