Kohima, Feb 03: Altogether seven shops, including a restaurant and a pharmacy, were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire that broke out in the Phoolbari area of Kohima town this morning.
Fire Brigade sources said the fire erupted at around 0400 hours this morning and three fire tenders were pressed into service and they doused the flames within half an hour.
The cause of fire was not yet known, but electrical short circuit was suspected.
Property worth over Rs 60 lakh was destroyed in the fire, the sources added.
However, there was no casualty or injury due to the blaze.