Properties worth Rs 300,000 gutted in Morang fire

BIRATNAGAR: Property worth around Rs 300,000 were destroyed in a fire that gutted a house in Belbari Municipality-8 of Morang district on Saturday.

The fire that started with an electric short-circuit spread throughout the wood and corrugated sheets-built two-storey house belonging to Kumar Thapa at Budhabare and burned the clothes, crockery, grains and other properties housed inside the building to cinders, according to Provincial Police Office, Biratnagar, Province 1.

Police with the help of locals and fire engines doused the fire.