Three shops burnt to the ground in a fire mishap that took place in the Narmada More area of Champasari in Ward 46 of Siliguri Municipal Corporation on Sunday morning.
The cause of the fire has not been known so far, but the residents of the area believe that the fire possibly broke out from one of the damaged shops since cylinder gas re-filling used to be done there. The other two shops that were engulfed by the flames was of a beauty parlour and a fast food joint.
The fire was later brought under control by hours of efforts by an engine of the fire brigade. It is being estimated that the damages caused in the incident amounts to lakhs of rupees.
The Pradhan Nagar Police has commenced an investigation in the case.