14 families rendered homeless as eight houses gutted in fire in Kinnaur village

Tribune News Service
Shimla, September 15

As many as 14 families were rendered homeless in a major fire that broke out in Ramni village in Kinnaur district on Wednesday evening that gutted eight houses. However, no casualty was reported.

Two fire tenders were rushed from JSW power project and Reckong Peo to douse the fire with the help of the villagers but the fire spread to adjacent houses as they were old wooden houses and closely located.

The power was immediately disconnected to stop the fire from spreading.

An immediate relief of Rs 20,000 has been given to the victims and arrangements of food and shelter have been made.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, said Deputy Commissioner Kinnaur Abid Hussain Sadiq adding that the damage would be assessed by tomorrow.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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