Bhubaneswar: Properties worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes and two numbers of cattle were injured as a major fire engulfed seven houses at Kankara village under Dhamara block in Bhadrak district last night.
According to reports, the fire emanated from a source and spread to one after another house when people were asleep in the village. A villager, who was awake for attending call of nature, saw the fire and waked up family members. Villagers soon swung to douse the fire.
On being informed, fire personnel rushed to the spot and doused the fire, said reports.