Bhadrak: Nearly 14 rooms of a family were destroyed in a devastating fire that broke out at Balibindha village in Bhadrak district 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 Purnachandra Behera’s house while Purnachandra along with the family of his seven brothers were fast asleep. Purnachandra spotted the sparks as he woke up in the middle of the night to relieve himself. Spotting the flames, he woke his family members up, following which they immediately evacuated the residence.
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.