Fire guts property worth Rs 300,000 in Rajbiraj

RAJBIRAJ: Property worth Rs 300,000 was destroyed in a fire in Rajbiraj Municipality-8 of Saptari district on Tuesday night.

According to a local Shorav Yadav, the fire started with a firecracker explosion, set off during the Tihar celebration and spread to the house belonging to Sibesh Singh at Himalaya Tole at around 7:00 pm last night.

The fire gutted the house including cash, goods, utensils and other household materials housed inside, informed Police.

The fire was brought under control with the joint efforts of the locals and the police.

It has also been reported that the fire could not be doused on time as the fire engine arrived late, completely destroying the house.