Balasore, Dec 23: At least four shops were completely gutted after a massive fire broke out at Kamarda market in Bhogarai area of Odisha’s Balasore district in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The burnt establishments include two fruit shops and two eateries.
Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in the fire mishap. However, no injury or causalities were reported so far.
The fire engulfed from a shop and spread to other shop burning all the commodities into cinders. The locals tried to douse the flame but in vain.
On being informed, the fire department personnel reached the spot and doused the flame.
The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, an official said.