Assam: Fierce fire broke out in Jorhat's Chowk market, more than 100 shops burnt, this is the reason - Newztezz Online


Friday, February 17, 2023

Assam: Fierce fire broke out in Jorhat's Chowk market, more than 100 shops burnt, this is the reason

Fire in Assam Jorhat Known Chowk Market:  A big accident happened on Thursday night in Jorhat, Assam. A massive fire broke out in the Chowk market here on Thursday late night. As soon as the fire was reported, several vehicles of the fire brigade reached the spot and got involved in extinguishing the fire. The work of extinguishing the fire was going on till late night till 1 am.

According to the sources of the fire brigade, the fire started from a clothes shop located near the main gate of the market. Gradually it kept spreading and till 1 o'clock in the night there was information about burning of about 100 shops.

fire started from clothes shop

According to local media reports, there is Chowk Bazaar on AT Road in Jorhat. A sudden fire broke out in a clothes shop here at around 9 pm. In no time, the fire started spreading rapidly. The shopkeepers informed the police and fire brigade about this. By the time the fire brigade vehicle reached the spot, more than 100 shops had come under fire. However, it is a matter of relief that there is no information about any casualty in this accident. 

More than 25 vehicles were engaged in extinguishing the fire

Police officers say that more than 25 fire engines were engaged in extinguishing the fire in the night. The Fayeh Brigade said that the investigation so far revealed that the fire broke out due to an electrical short circuit in a cloth shop. From there it reached other shops. Police say that all the shops in the market were closed when the incident took place, so no one was injured in the arson. Although most of the 100 shops were of clothes and grocery.  

Fire engines have trouble due to narrow roads

As soon as the information about the fire was received, the people around also gathered on the spot. During this people told that the roads here are very narrow. In such a situation, the vehicles of the fire brigade are facing difficulty in getting out. Due to the delay in the arrival of the vehicle, the fire spread so much. On the other hand, on the question of damage caused by the fire, the police say that only after the fire is extinguished, the damage caused by it will be known. 

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