ANI Photo | Assam minister visits Jorhat following massive fire, takes stock of situation

Assam revenue minister Jogen Mohan visited the site of Chowk Bazar area in Jorhat town where a massive fire broke out on February 16 night and took stock the situation.

The minister also directed the district administration to investigate to find out the actual cause of the fire.

More than 100 shops were gutted in the fire that broke out at Jorhat Chowk Bazaar late on February 16 evening.

According to officials in the fire department, the fire started at a cloth shop located near the main gate of the market due to a suspected short circuit.

After receiving information, about 20 fire tenders reached the spot and started dousing the flames.

Mohan Lal Meena, SP Jorhat said that there is no report of any loss of life in the incident.

“As of now, we can’t make an exact assessment on the extent of damage in the fire. However, more than 100 shops have been damaged. The situation is currently under control. We suspect that the fire broke out due to a short circuit,” Meena said.

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