SHILLONG, Jan 18: A massive fire which broke out this morning (January 18) at Bareh Complex in Dhankheti burned down over 1 crore worth property to ashes.
Sources informed that the fire started in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and before anyone realizes, the fire had already spread to the entire building damaging almost all the shops in the complex.
While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, police suspected short circuit to be the primary cause of this flame.
It was informed that the shopping complex houses as many as 7 shops selling various items.
Soon after realizing that the complex was on fire, an alarm was resounded and immediately fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flame. It took two hours for fire tenders to finally put off the fire but before the flame was doused, almost the entire building was reduced to ashes.
Police is yet to ascertain the exact cost of damage but suspected that over 1 crore property has been reduced to ashes.
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