A fire broke out in a building inside the Mata Vaishno Devi temple complex in Katra, Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out from the structure adjoining the ‘Bhawan’ (sanctum sanctorum), the officials said.
The construction suffered significant harm; visuals from after the hearth was put out confirmed it had been fully burned down. Officials say some money and paperwork had been destroyed.
Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said he had spoken to the Reasi District Collector and been told the situation was being resolved.”Spoke to DC Reasi, S Charandeep Singh, just now and inquired about the fire that broke out near the Vaishno Devi shrine some time back. Thankfully, everything brought under control. No major loss reported. However, keeping a close track for the next few hours,” he tweeted.