12 houses, assets worth over Rs 10 lakh gutted in village fire

KalingaTV News Network

Nayagarh: At least 12 houses of seven families were gutted and assets worth over Rs 10 lakh were lost in a massive fire which broke out in Lathipada village under Nayagarh Tehsil in the district on last night.

Sparks erupted in one Abhimanyu Parida’s house in the village between 1.30 AM and 1.40 AM when all in the village were asleep. Flames spread very rapidly and engulfed neighbouring houses one after the other in minutes.

After Parida’ family came to know about the incident and called up Nayagarh Fire Brigade Office, the fire tenders reached the village at around 2 AM and started fire extinguishing operation. The blaze was brought under control after hours of efforts by the firemen.

“We lost property worth over Rs 10 lakh in the mishap which includes furnitures, sarees, and other items bought for a marriage which was to be held in the house in the next few days. We lost five bikes, 7 cycles and two cows to the fire. Two other cows also sustained critical burn injury in the incident,” said Parida.

While the exact cause of the fire is yet to be known the fire officials suspected an electric short circuit behind the spark.

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