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Jaipur: Fire guts two shops outside Govind Dev Ji temple

Local residents alleged that the fire tenders didn’t reach the spot for almost an hour after being informed. The fire started from one shop, but when the fire tenders didn’t arrive, it spread to the other one.

January 29, 2018, 12:32 pm

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Jaipur: A major fire broke out outside Govind Dev Ji temple in Jaipur early on Monday. The fire gutted two shops. Local residents alleged that the fire tenders didn’t reach the spot for almost an hour after being informed. The fire started from one shop, but when the fire tenders didn’t arrive, it spread to the other one. It took four fire tenders nearly two hours to control the fire. According to preliminary reports, the fire was triggered by short-circuit around 3 am. The shop owners were not aware of the damage caused by the fire until a team from nearby Manak Chowk police station reached the spot and informed them about the blaze. The shopkeepers immediately rushed to the shops that sold prasad. On smoke emanating out of the shop, local residents informed the police control room and fire department, but they alleged that the blaze spread to another shop when fire tenders didn’t arrive on time. The fire department has launched an investigation into the incident. The news of fire breaking out at the famous temple created panic and led to rumors. Note: Want to share this story with someone? Just click on the WhatsApp or Facebook icon below:  

First published: January 29, 2018