DAMAK:  Property worth around Rs 500,000 was reduced to ashes when a fire broke out at a house in Gauradaha Municipality-13, Thapachok of Jhapa on Thursday.

The reason behind the fire that broke out at the house of Ananda Rajbansi was electric short circuit.

Police said that the house was partially destroyed in the fire.

A motorbike was also destroyed in the flame, police added.