Major fire reduces 22 houses to ashes
Dhenkanal, Mar 27: A major fire at Suratanali village under Parjang police limits in the district reduced as many as 22 houses and properties worth lakhs to ashes here on Monday.
The fire suddenly engulfed the houses as most of them were thatched houses causing damage to properties worth lakhs, though no causalities were reported.
On being informed, fire brigades were rushed to the spot to douse the fire, sources said.
Though the exact reason behind the inferno is yet to be known, short circuit is believed to be the reason.