Property worth Rs 3m gutted in house fire in Udayapur

GAIGHAT: Property worth Rs 30 million was destroyed in a fire that broke out in two houses in Rautamai Rural Municipality-2 of Udayapur district, on Wednesday night.

The fire that broke out from the house belonging to Ram Kumar Magar also caught the adjoining neighbour's house belonging to Bal Bahadur Magar, completely destroying the houses, in Bhutta , at around 8:00 pm yesterday, according to Udayapur District Police Office.

The fire reportedly sparked from a peltric set that caught fire due to an electric short circuit. The houses were completely gutted in the fire, burning down all goods, cereals, cash, furniture, clothes among others present  in the houses, District Police Office said.  No human casualties have been reported.

It took nearly three hours for local people and police persons to contain fire, the rural municipality ward chair Khabindra Rakaskoti said.