Dimapur, Oct. 18 (EMN): Twenty-three shops including a godown, pan shops, two hotels and a few butcher shops were gutted in an inferno at Chumukedima daily market located at ‘2nd gate’ under ward 6, the Chumukedima fire department Officer In-Charge (OC) Shilu Jamir said. The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at around 1.45 AM, reported the OC.
According to the officer, the estimated loss due to the blaze is said to be around Rs. 1.5 cr but the cause of the fire could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.
Four fire tenders, two from Chumukedima and two from Dimapur were pressed into action to control the fire which took them about two hours, informed Jamir.
“There are only three fire tenders at the Chumukedima fire station and one is under repair. Not enough in times of emergency, we had to depend on the Dimapur station”, said the OC.
The shops belonged to both Nagas and non-Nagas and there was no report of any casualty.
Fire razes 23 shops in Chumukedima