Seven houses gutted in Khurda village

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Khurda: At least seven houses were gutted in a massive fire which broke out at Sarapari village in Khurda district late on Wednesday night.

Though no loss of life has been reported, properties worth lakhs were reduced to cinders.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the families were asleep last night. The fire broke out at one house which soon engulfed the nearby houses.

Sources said that fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

Though the actual reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that a short-circuit might have triggered the fire.

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