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Shops gutted in fire in Jowai

Shillong, Dec 5: Many shops were gutted in a  fire that broke out at Iaw Thymme (new market) at Jowai in West Jaintia Hills on Sunday evening.

The incident took place around 7 pm, police said.

Fifteen temporary sheds of market and dryfish store made of CGI sheets along with stock of dryfsh was burnt, they said.

However, no casuality was reported.

Police said that the cause of fire is suspected to have spread from a tea stall located near the dryfish store. Further assessment and enquiry is still on, they said.

The fire was doused by fire services in Jowai.

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