House, shops set afire in Nashik

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Nashik, Feb 14 (UNI) Unidentified persons set a house and two shops on fire in Indiranagar area of the city this morning.

The house, Laxmi Niwas, was situated on Plot number 19 in Bhaiyyawadi, a settlement of North Indians. The owner of the house, Brijbihari Sharma, had two wooden furniture workshops, which were also set on fire along with his house, sources said.

Nearly 30-40 people live in metal sheds adjacent to these shops, however no one was hurt in the incident as all of them had already left the place.

The fire gutted the shops completely and also engulfed a Maruti van and other goods, furniture and workshop equipments.

Timely intervention by fire brigade controlled the fire. Six fire tenders were pressed into service. The fire brigade personnel took out six filled LPG cylinders from the house and avoided a major tragedy. A bedroom of the house was damaged in the incident.

According to a resident, Ganesh Adake, late last night, a mob of 100-150 North Indians had clashed with the local residents and thrashed a Marathi family. Police interrupted and solved the matter and today, the house of Mr Sharma was targeted.

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