A fire broke out in the city market of Jitpur Simara sub-metropolitan city-7 of Bara. 6 shops were completely destroyed by the fire. It is estimated that the damage is worth lakhs.
Fire in Jitpur City Market
5/5 lakh was destroyed in the fire by Hazari Sah and Vivek Choudhary’s cloth shop, Mohammad Subrati and Anil Sah’s cloth shop run 20 lahks and 17 lahks respectively, Hariom Traders run by Munulal Prasad Rauniar 20 lakh and Anjani Prasad Chaurasia’s shop run 5 lahks. There is a preliminary estimate.
The fire started in the clothing shop operated by Anil Shah in the market. It is assumed that the fire may have started due to an electrical short. Why and how did the fire start? The police said that the investigation is underway.
Manoj Sah, a businessman, saw the fire and gathered people. Jitpur District Police Office said that the fire was brought under control with the efforts of 3 fire engines, security agencies, and local residents of Jitpur Simra Sub-Metropolitan City, Birgunj Metropolitan City, and Nepal Oil Corporation.
The fire started at 7:30 am and was brought under control at 9 am. The police said that the fire was brought under control in time and no further damage was done.
After the fire, there was a rush in the city market, while the neighboring shopkeepers took out the clothes inside their shops.
Some people have said that the cloth will not work because the cloth falls into the water when the same is being carried.
Jeetpursimra Nagar Industry and Commerce Association has called an emergency meeting at 1 o’clock due to the huge damage caused by the fire.
Mohan Sharma Lamichhane, President of the Municipal Industry and Commerce Association, informed that the meeting will discuss how much damage has been done and how the businessmen will be relieved.
Kisan Shrestha, Member of Parliament of Bara Region No. 4, Rajan Poudel, Mayor of Jitpur Simra Sub-Metropolitan City, Sunil Gupta, Ward Chairman of Ward No. 7, Jitpur, Chief District Officer Navraj Sapkota reached the scene of the incident and consoled the traders.