Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Major fire guts 8 houses in Kinnaur, 16 families affected

SHIMLA: Eight houses were gutted and 16 families affected in a major fire incident at Ramni village under Nichar tehsil of Kinnaur district on Wednesday.

The fire broke out around 4.32 pm at one of the houses in the village and soon it engulfed the houses in the vicinity. A monastery has also been affected the incident while no loss of life has been reported.

Kinnaur District Administration has dispersed the immediate relief to 16 families. Officials said that final loss assessment report is awaited from revenue officials.

According to sources, villagers informed the fire department and district administration about the fire incident on which quick reaction team, fire personnel, police personnel beside officials from the district administration reached the spot.

The District administration had also directed the JSW hydro Power project to deploy Fire tender to Ramni village while directions were also issued to the HPSEBL to cut the electricity supply.

With the help of villagers, fire fighting team brought the fire under control and doused the flames. Officials said that cause of fire is being ascertained.

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