Berhampur: Four houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Jhadankuli village in Ganjam district at around 1.30 AM on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
Reportedly, a family in Dakhina Sahi of Jhadankuli was sleeping when they noticed the fire and rushed out of the house immediately. In an instant, four nearby thatched houses caught fire.
On getting information, firefighters rushed to the scene and doused the flames. Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in the blaze. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.