Fire Broke Out Near Natural Cave of Vaishno Devi Shrine Complex, Cash Counting Centre Damaged

Visuals on Twitter showed a massive plume of black smoke pouring out of the top floor of a building.

A major fire broke out Tuesday evening at a building situated inside the Mata Vaishno Devi temple complex in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

The fire – believed to be the result of an electrical short circuit – broke out around 4.15 pm inside a cash counting room in Kalika Bhavan, which is adjacent to the sanctum sanctorum. It burned for about 45 minutes before being brought under control at around 5 pm. No deaths have been reported.


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