Khordha, Aug 16: At least 15 rooms of three families were gutted in a fire that broke out at Pandasahi village under Tangi block in Khordha district today.
Though no loss of human life has been reported, property worth lakhs including furniture and other valuable assets were completely reduced to ashes in the mishap.
A total of three families have been affected by the blaze.
Local residents said the fire was first spotted a house. Subsequently, the flames spread to other nearby houses within a short span of time.
On being informed, fire personnel reached the spot and doused the flames after considerable effort.
However, no casualties or injuries have been reported as residents managed to escape and move to safer places. Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
On the other hand the locals have demanded government help for the victim—Prafula Pradhan, manguli Pradhan and Sudarshan Maharana.