Shimla: An elderly woman was feared to be killed in a fire incident that occurred in Phanel village, Kotkhai in Shimla district.

The fire that broke down at around 2.00 am also razed to ground five-six house.

Fireman in charge Kesar Singh said that they received information about the fire at around 3.00 am after which they rushed to the spot.

The fire has been brought under control, he said, adding that a 70-year-old woman got buried under the rubble of the fire and is feared to have been killed.

The cause of the fire and loss to properties are yet to be ascertained, he added.

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has expressed grief over the fire incident. The Governor has sent blankets, tarpaulins, kitchen sets, sanitation kits, etc. to the affected families as immediate relief through the State Red Cross.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has also expressed grief over the fire incident. Jai Ram Thakur has directed the district administration to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation to the affected families.

He assured that all possible help would be provided to the affected families.

Local MLA Narender Bragta expressed grief over the fire incident and has assured help to the affected families.

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