Four families render homeless in Puri fire mishap

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Puri: At least 11 rooms belonging to four families were gutted in a fire mishap that took place at Gadkokal village in Brahmagiri of Puri district on Sunday.

Many valuables including cash and properties worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes in the major fire.

According to sources, the flame erupted at a house and then engulfed other rooms including neighbouring houses within a matter of minutes.

Locals who spotted smoke billowing out of the houses informed the fire brigade and also launched a firefight to douse the inferno.

The fire personnel rushed to the spot but by that time the rooms had already been ravaged in the blaze.

The exact cause of the fire mishap is yet to be known, sources further said.

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