Kottayam: Three shops including a coffee house were gutted in a fire that broke out at Panambalam at Aarpookkara here on Thursday, police said.
Furniture, electrical items and mobile phones were among
the items damaged. A fridge repair shop nearby was partially
gutted, they said.
Fire engines battled the fire for about a couple of hours
and doused the flames. A short circuit is suspected to the reason for the fire.