21 houses gutted in Mugu fire
SURKHET: As many as 21 houses were reduced to ashes in a massive fire that broke out at Gamgadhi Bazaar, district headquarters of Mugu, on Monday.
Chief District Officer of Mugu Rom Bahadur Mahat said that the fire broke out at the main bazaar of Gamgadhi in Chhayanath Rara Municipality-1 last night.
Locals tried to douse the fire yesterday itself but to no avail, he said.
The damage could not be reduced as there was no fire engine in Mugu.
Chief District Officer Mahat said that the reason behind the blaze has not been ascertained yet.
Though there was no human casualty, property worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were destroyed in the fire.
Meanwhile, Karnali Province Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has announced to provide relief to the fire victims.
The fire that broke out at around 11:30 pm yesterday was taken under control with the help of Nepal Police and Nepal Army personnel at around 4 am today.
Houses of Prithvi Jung Shah, Chhatra Bahadur Malla, Guru Lama, Torche Lama, Thille Lama, Tserging Lama, Sonam Lama, Tashi Lama, Pema Tsering Lama, Goma Shahi, Dan Bahadur Hitan, Gyan Bahadur Hitan, Janak Bahadur Malla, Jhowa Lama, Angel Lama, Gorkha Bahadur Malla and Subash Malla among others were completely destroyed in the fire.