Fire guts 10 shops at KR Puram market

Fire guts 10 shops at  KR Puram market

About 10 makeshift grocery shops were gutted in an accidental fire at KR Puram market in the early hours of Saturday.

The incident occurred at around 1 am, spreading rapidly to the 10 shops. Three fire tenders fought the blaze. 

Two bikes and material were gutted, resulting in the loss of Rs 5 lakh, fire officials said.

Short circuit is suspected to have triggered the fire. However, traders at the market said a few shopkeepers had lit a mosquito coil and believe that may have triggered the fire. 

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