25 houses gutted in Bhadrak village
Bhadrak: As many as 25 houses were gutted in a major fire mishap that broke out at Bhandaripokhari block in Bhadrak district last night.
Locals spotted thick smoke billowing out from a house and before they could douse it, the blaze had engulfed to nearby houses, said sources.
On being informed, fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control and after hours of ordeal.
While two cows were charred to death, property worth lakhs of rupees including three motorcycles were reduced to ashes.
However, the exact reason behind the mishap is yet to be known.