Property gutted in Bhojpur poultry farm blaze

BHOJPUR: At least 500 chickens and other materials were burnt after a poultry farm in Bhojpur Municipality-8 was engulfed in flames on Sunday evening.

The poultry farm at Pokhare belonging to Khamba Bahadur Baniya caught fire from waste materials that were being burnt at around 6:30 pm yesterday.

The chickens along with 50 sacks of chicken feeds, feeding containers, a quilt, a mattress, a water drum and a bale of hay were gutted in the farm blaze, said Baniya.

No human casualties were reported. However, it is yet to evaluate the property gutted in the fire, said police.

The fire was contained with the help of Nepal Army personnel from the Ranabam Batallion.