Bhubaneswar: Properties worth lakhs of rupees were burnt to ashes as a major fire engulfed as many as 10 houses in Chandapada village under the Brahmagiri police station in Puri district late on Friday night. Besides, seven numbers of cattle were also injured in the fire.
According to reports, the blaze emanated from a house when all family members were asleep and spread fast. Paddy and other food grains, furniture and household articles were reduced in the mishap.
On being informed by villagers, fire service personnel rushed to the spot and doused the fire after an hour’s attempt. The exact reason behind spread of fire the fire was yet to be established.