Shimla, Nov 5 : Six shops were gutted in a devastating fire, which broke out at Saloon Market of Chamba district in this hill state, destroying many other properties worth crores of rupees, in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to District Public Relation Officer Anil Goma, six shops belonging to Pawan and Madan Kumar were completely charred in the incident at 2.30 am.
Mr Goma said the Punjab National Bank branch, some other shops and a house were also burnt down, as flames spread in the entire market place. After combating for five to six hours, the blaze was brought under control. The cause of the incident was not yet known, said the DPRO, adding that more details were awaited. (UNI)