Sundargarh: Paddy worth lakhs of rupees was gutted after a fire broke out at a rice mill located in Kunmuru panchayat under Rajgangpur police limits in Sundargarh district late last night. No casualty was reported in the incident.
According to sources, a fire ensued from a heap of old tyres kept at the rice mill late last night. The fire engulfed the mill within a few minutes.
On being informed about the mishap, fire tenders rushed to spot and doused the flames after hours of ordeal.
While the exact reason behind the outbreak of fire is yet to be ascertained, a probe has been initiated into the matter, sources said.