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Fire in Karnajia slum; 1 critical, 15 houses burnt

24/01/2019 at 10:33 AM

Bhubaneswar: A person received critical burn injuries and assets worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes as a major fire engulfed 15 houses in the displaced families’ slum at Shialanai under Karanjia area in Mayurbhanj district early this morning.

The injured has been admitted to the Karanjia hospital.

According to reports, the blaze spread from a bonfire where some residents were warming up themselves to get relief from severe cold.

On being informed by locals, fire and forest personnel rushed to the village and doused to the fire after hours of attempt.

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