11 houses gutted, 2 cows charred to death in Nayagarh village fire

Nayagarh: At least 11 houses were completely reduced to ashes and two cows charred to death in a massive fire which broke out in Haridabandh village under Odagaon police limits in Nayagarh district last night.

Sparks erupted in one local’s house late last night while all were asleep and later spread to the nearby room. Till the family realized about the fire and woke up the flames had engulfed a cattle-shed.

Till the villagers launched firefighting efforts on their own at least two cows had been burnt to death with four others sustaining grievous burn injury.

Later, fire tenders from Nayagarh were called up for assistance and the fire was brought under control.

While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained an electric short circuit is being suspected for it.

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