Bhubaneswar: At least 30 houses gutted in fire at a slum in Bhubaneswr. Properties more than lakhs damaged. However, no casualty was reported so far in the fire mishap.
A massive fire broke out at a slum located near Durga Mandap in Rasulgarh square here this afternoon. Over 30 shanties and vehicles were gutted in the incident.The assets and articles worth more than lakh were burnt into ashes. However, no casualty was reported so far in the fire mishap.According to reports, most of the locals residing at the shanties were from outside the state and were the vendors. The fire broke out after a slum dweller out of fury allegedly set his own house on fire over family feud with his wife. The fire spread to other houses rapidly.The police and fire services personnel reached the spot and launched investigation into the incident.