Several shops were gutted as a major fire broke out in Assam’s Kokrajhar district in the early hours of Sunday, police said.
The fire in the Hauriapet area of Gossaigaon broke out around 4 am, they said.
About 12-15 shops were reduced to ashes, but no one was injured in the blaze, they added.
The fire caused damage worth Rs 1 crore before it was brought under control, police said.
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”It appears that the fire might have started from an electric short circuit, but we can ascertain the actual reason only after a thorough investigation,” a police officer said.