Srinagar: A major fire on Thursday broke out in the annexe of the civil secretariat which houses offices of the Education Department and Medical dispensary of Jammu and Kashmir government.
Flames and smoke started billowing from the two-storey wooden structure adjacent to the main building of the Civil Secretariat minutes before the scheduled opening of the offices at 9.30 am, officials said. The building was engulfed in flames within no time, they added.
The officials said it was not clear whether any employee is trapped in the building even as fire tenders are trying to douse the flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.


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