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Fire devastates one floor of a 3-storey building in Fancy Bazar

GUWAHATI: A floor of a three-storey building was gutted in a major fire at Fancy Bazar here this evening.

The fire broke out around 6 pm at an eatery –The London Shakes — located on the second floor of the building on Hem Baruah Road.

The fire broke out when the hotel staff were present inside. However, they all managed to escape unharmed.

On being informed by local residents, more than three fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

The cause of the fire and subsequent loss is yet to be ascertained.

This is not the only fire incident in the busy commercial hub of the city. There had been several such incidents in the past.

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On November 1, 2016, a devastating fire damaged a market complex in the area. Property worth several lakhs of rupees was reduced to ashes in the fire.

In 2015 too, a fire had broken out in Fancy Bazar during Diwali. Around 40 shops, mostly selling garments, four houses, three godowns and a paint shop were gutted.

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