Bhubaneswar: Two shops reduced to ashes at a market complex located near Rabi Talkies here after a fire broke out today.
The shops including a computer repairing outlet in the upper story were completely damaged.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees have been gutted in the fire.
Fire personnel rushed the spot and doused the fire before it leap to nearby shops.
Though the exact cause of the fire mishap is yet to be ascertained, short circuit is suspected to be the reason behind it, a fire officer said.
The fire spread rapidly due to presence of inflammable plastic items in the shops, the officer added.