Bhubaneswar: Over 60 thatched houses were gutted in a major fire that broke out at Malisahi slums during the wee hours on Thursday.
Property worth several lakhs of rupees was damaged in the fire. However no one was injured.
The roofs of most of the houses were made of materials such as polythene which aided the fire to rage.
The source of the fire is unknown. Police were investigating into the cause of the fire.
It is noteworthy to mention that, it was the sixth fire incident in the area during the past two and a half years.
Meanwhile the district administsration has announced a seven-day relief with temporary accomodation for the affected women, police said.