10 houses gutted in Dhenkanal village blaze, assets worth lakhs lost

KalingaTV News Network

Dhenkanal: At least 10 houses were gutted and assets worth lakhs were lost after a massive fire broke out in Maluagoda village under Bhuban Police Station area in the district on Wednesday.

Sparks erupted at one Arun Pradhan’s house in Pradhan Sahi in the village in the afternoon while his family members were busy in work. Arun raised an alarm after witnessing smokes billowing out of a room in the house and tried to douse it. However, the blaze spread very rapidly and caught up at least 10 houses in the neighbourhood, one after the other.

Bhuban Fire Brigade team reached village getting intimation on the mishap in the evening and brought the flames under control.

While the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the victim families have claimed of losing furniture, cash and other assets worth lakhs of rupees along with some valuable documents, in the mishap.

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