While putting out a shop fire in Chhattisgarh, a cop was critically injured and two firefighters were injured.

Six shops near a municipal office in Kasdol town caught fire around 3 a.m. Police said a police constable suffered a serious jaw injury .

BALODABAZAR, Chhattisgarhs Balodabazar district: Police said a police constable suffered a serious jaw injury and two firemen were also wounded when they were attempting to light a fire at some shops on Sunday in the district.According to Balodabazar Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar Jha, six shops near a municipal office in Kasdol town caught fire around 3 a.m. After being alerted, police and fire personnel arrived at the spot in the town, which is located 90 km from the state capital Raipur.A gas cylinder in one of the gas welding shops suddenly exploded, killing constable Jeevan Patles one finger and injuring him both the thumbs, according to the official.According to the blast, two firefighters were also wounded, according to the chief.

According to a local official, the two firefighters were admitted to a health center in Kasdol and their condition was reported to be stable.After arduous efforts for around three hours, the store fire was put out by other staff, according to he.He said the exact cause of the fire isn't quite clear.