Kamakhyanagar: 12 houses were gutted in a massive fire which broke out at Asurbandha village under Bhubana police limits in Dhenkanal district last night.
According to sources, the incident occurred in the late hours when the fire engulfed the houses within a few minutes. However, no loss of life has been reported.
On being informed, Bhubana fire service department reached the spot and doused the flames after a tough ordeal. According to fire service personnel the blaze might have erupted from a short circuit.
Property worth lakhs including furniture, goods and other assets were reduced to ashes. Locals have urged compensation for the families, who were victims of the incident.