CRPF trooper injured, 3 structures, 2 vehicles gutted in fire inside army camp in Kupwara

Srinagar, Mar 03 : A paramilitary trooper was injured while three structures and two vehicles were gutted in a fire mishap inside an army camp of 41 RR at Izgund, Khumriyal in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday evening.

Reports reaching GNS said that the fire started at around 06:00 pm and engulfed the camp having in-store oil barrels.

Soon after the incident, the fire tenders reached the spot and doused off the flames at around 6:35 pm, they said.

In the incident, three structures, two vehicles and several oil-barrel stores were gutted. “A trooper of paramilitary CRPF also sustained burn injuries in his hand”.

Confirming it, a police officer said that investigations into the incident have been initiated.

Meanwhile, an army officer told GNS that a kerosene cane slipped out of hand of a CRPF personnel and it caught fire as a stove was burning nearby. “There is actually CRPF stationed inside the camp,” he said.