A fire broke out in the administrative office inside the City Palace complex in Jaipur on Sunday and spread to an art gallery, damaging some records and paintings. “The fire damaged the office and some portion of the art gallery. Some items and paintings in the gallery have also been damaged,” DCP (north) Ashok Gupta said. He said the flames were controlled by fire tenders and no one was injured in the incident. The fire started from the office located on the first floor at around 8:45 in the morning and spread rapidly to art gallery due to the wooden furniture in the office.
City Palace is a palace complex in the Pink City and was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. One of its part now houses a museum but the greater part of it is the residence of the members of Jaipur's erstwhile royal family.