Kendrapara: Four houses were gutted and 28 cattle charred to death in massive fire which broke out in Narendrapur village under Marshaghai block in Kendrapara district last night.
According to sources, one Babaji Behera’s house caught fire when they were sleeping. last night. Soon the blaze engulfed the nearby houses.
At least four houses including a cow shelter were reduced to cinders.The blaze was so high that the villagers failed to put off the flame.
Later, the fire brigades reached the village and doused the flames.
Even though there was no loss of human life, around 23 sheep and 5 cows were killed in the fire. Properties including assets, furniture, valuable documents, and goods worth Rs lakhs were reduced to ashes, sources said.
The locals have demanded compensation for the ill-fated families, who lost there only shelter in the mishap.