Ganjam: A large quantity of harvested paddy stocked in heaps at the fields were gutted after a major fire broke out at Pananua Village under Khallikote block in Ganjam district on Monday night.
According to sources, paddy heaps of Indra Pradhan, Bidesi Pradhan, Harsh Pradhan and Ramesh Pradhan were kept at a farmyard where fire broke out in the night. Villagers spotted smoke billowing out from the yard and immediately informed them.
On intimation, fire brigade teams reached the spot. By the time firefighters doused the flames, a good portion of the paddy stack was gutted in the mishap.