According to Kedar Rajaure, Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Kaski, the reason behind the blaze was electric short circuit.
Rajaure said that the fire spread from the foam shop of Govinda Adhikari also destroyed colours of Shankar Raut’s paint shop. He further informed that three parked motorbikes were also gutted in the blaze.
Adhikari’s five-year-old daughter Ayusha who was trapped inside the shop was rescued by the police personnel and rushed to the hospital for treatment, police informed.
Locals, personnel from the Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Armed Police Force backed by fire engines doused the fire after an hour.