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25 houses gutted, property worth lakhs destroyed in fire in Dhenkanal


Kamakhyanagar: At least 25 houses were gutted and property worth lakhs were destroyed in a deadly fire which broke out in Kandarsingha village under Kamakhyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal district last night.

Fire personnel from Kamakhyanagar fire office reached the spot and brought the flames under control. However, at least 25 households were gutted by then.

According to reports, fire sparks first erupted in one Pandab Diani’s home in the village in the wee hours last night and then leaped to other houses in the locality. Diani along with his family members attempted to douse the fire but in vain following which they called up local fire brigade team for help.

The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained. Kamakhyanagar Police have started an investigation into the incident.


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