Dhenkanal: Nearly 13 rooms of three families were destroyed in a devastating fire that broke out at Matia Sahi in Baunsakana village under Bhuban block in Dhenkanal district late last night.
Although no loss of life was reported, properties worth lakhs reduced to cinders.
According to sources, the fire broke out late last night at one house while the residents of the houses were fast asleep and later the blaze engulfed to the other rooms within a few minutes.
After receiving information about the mishap, fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. However, the exact cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, sources said.