Seven houses gutted in fire in Kendrapara village

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Kendrapara: As many as seven houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at Khadiamal village in Pattamundai area in Kendrapara district.

Although no casualty was reported, property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in the blaze.

According to sources, the fire erupted at a house in Khadiamal village engulfed the nearby house within a few minutes. However, the families managed to escape unhurt.

On being informed, fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the flames.

While the exact cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, a short circuit is suspected to have triggered the fire, sources said.

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