Five Shops Gutted In Fire Mishap In Balasore

Balasore: As many as five shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Kamarda market under Bhograi block of Balasore district early on Wednesday morning.

While no casualty was reported, properties worth lakhs were reduced to ashes in the blaze.

According to reports, the fire emerged from one of the five shops and later engulfed the nearby shops. Later, fire tenders were pressed in service to douse the flames. However, after hours of effort, the fire department officials controlled the situation.

“It is not yet clear whether the blaze was caused due to shortcircuit, but efforts are on to find out how it broke out,” the official said.