Update at 5:27 PM: The firefighters are still trying their level best to douse the fire.
Update at 5:00 PM: Eight people have sustained minor injuries. 20 fire tenders are present here: Fire officer
Update at 4:30 PM: There are offices of several media houses here. 20-22 fire tenders, teams of fire and emergency services, disaster management, SDRF are here. There's no loss of life, people have been evacuated. A member of fire services was injured & sent to hospital: DC Srinagar
Update at 2:24 PM: It is a serious situation. Fire broke out on the top floor. We are trying our level best to douse the fire completely. Our men are working on it, and for the time being, nothing more can be said: One of the fireman trying to douse the fire
Update at 2:20 PM: No individual injured or any casualty reported till now from the fire which has broken out in the Pamposh hotel, Srinagar. All the guests and staff have been evacuated.
Update at 2:15 PM: Five fire tenders rushed to the spot as firemen try and douse the fire.
A massive fire broke out in the top floors and terrace of the Pamposh hotel in Srinagar. Many fire tenders were rushed to the spot to tackle the blaze. Early reports suggest that a short circuit had caused the fire. The hotel is one of the most prominent and oldest hotels in the city, and has many offices of media houses in its premises.