Kohima: A devastating fire that broke out in the Burma Camp area of Dimapur claimed one life and gutted over a hundred houses on Wednesday night.
According to official release issued by the Fire & Emergency Services informed that they got the information at just after the midnight, where one male aged about 25 years was burnt to death and a total of 123 katcha houses along with household property worth about Rs.50 lakh were destroyed. Four fire-fighters from Fire Station (West) also responded. It took about 3 hours to douse the flames.
Earlier, on April 28, one house was razed at Duncan Basti in a fire suspected to have erupted from the kitchen “due to drying of meat.” The release said that firefighters from Fire Station (West) were pressed into service. One bamboo structure, along with a Maruti Gypsy vehicle was destroyed by the fire.