Dhenkanal: A major fire destroyed the houses of 300 families at Kantiokateni village on Friday in Dhenkanal district.

It may be noted that the fire broke out from a house and spread to the neighbourhood in the afternoon reducing 500 rooms to ashes. Three persons received burns while attempting to save their belongings.

Talking about the mishap, the District Officials said, the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be known. The houses of 115 families are completely destroyed. After getting the information, the fire fighters from Kamakshanagar, Parjang and Dhenkanal rushed to the spot.

ADM Babaji Charan Dash, who is in charge of rescue and relief operation said, the enumeration work will start from Saturday. Cooked meal is being provided to the affected families with blankets, polythene and food materials. After relief operation the house building assistance will be provided very soon.