BIRGUNJ: Fifteen houses were gutted when fire broke out in Bagmorcha Bazaar in Subarnapur VDC-6 of Parsa on Saturday. The fire that started from the house of Kul Bahadur Shrestha engulfed as many as 15 houses. The fire was brought under control after three hours by the police with the help of the villagers. Property worth Rs 5 kakh was destroyed in the fire, the police said. Three houses were pulled down to stop the fire from further spreading.