Jajpur, Dec 5: At least twelve houses belonging to three families were gutted and assets worth lakhs were reduced to ashes in a fire which broke out in Haristal village under Baisaria panchayat in the district.
According to reports, the house of one Tikan Mallick in the village caught fire on Friday night and later it spread to nearby houses. No casualties were reported.
After getting information, the firefighters reached the spot to contain the blaze. No casualties have been reported yet.
The reason behind the fire is yet to be known.