Locals fume at fire service deptt
Fire breaks out at the historical Jamia mosque at Bijahama village in Uri, Baramulla district on Jan 26, 2016.
5 Dariya News
Uri , 26 Jan 2016
A historical Jamia Masjid in Bijhama, Uri was gutted Tuesday morning, and a nearby residential house was partially damaged.Locals said that the blaze erupted in the second storey of the mosque at 11.30 am and then instantly engulfed it.“The fire erupted due to Hamam in the Masjid,” locals said, adding that due to wooden ceilings and paneling it burnt fast.The witnesses said that Darasgah and a government library were also gutted in fire today.Locals said the Jamia Masjid was constructed in year 1800 by Raja Sultan Khathi.Locals said that damage could have been minimised had the fire service brigade arrived in time.“The fire tenders came after 3 hours into the fire, and the blaze was uncontrollable by then,” the locals said.The house which has been partially damaged in the fire belonged to Mohammad Maqbool Lone. (KNS)