House, shops gutted

A Correspondent
JOYSAGAR, April 26: A devastating fire broke out in a house on Wednesday night in the second Bhuyan Line of the Banamali Tea Estate under Kakotibari Police Station of Sivasagar district. A marriage ceremony was going on in the house of Prabhat Karmakar when suddenly fire broke out in the kitchen and soon spread to the nearby shops. Two grocery shops and one clothes shop were gutted. Fire tenders from Sivasagar rushed to the spot and were able to control the fire. Sources said that property worth about Rs. 7 lakh was damaged in the incident.