Angul/Nayagarh: About 80 houses were gutted after a major fire outbreak this afternoon at Badabandha village under Athamalik block in Angul district.
However, properties to the tune of several lakhs were reduced to ashes in the blaze; no casualties have been reported so far.
Personnel of fire service from Athamalik and Boudh were pressed to douse the wild fire. The cause of fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained.
Similarly, at least 40 houses gutted in fire mishap at Manjari village under Daspalla block in Nayagarh district.
Both the incidents are reported with no casualties but the reason behind the fire mishap is still unlearnt.