Fire engulfed a textile shop at the famed SM Street (Mithayi Theruvu) in Kozhikode around 11.30 am on Wednesday.
The shop ModernTextiles situated near Radha Theatre completely gutted in the fire. Seven units of fire engines are stationed at the spot. More fire engines have been called in from nearby districts. Attempts to douse the flames are going on.
All the shops in the vicinity have been closed down following the incident. It is learned that an explosion of the generator's gas cylinder inside the shop triggered the fire.