TANGLA/DIMAKUCHI, Oct 15: A ravaging inferno gutted at least five shops near Dimakuchi police station of Udalguri district.
Fire broke out at about 11.30 pm on Friday night. The fire soon spread to a few shops located nearby. Fire-fighters had a tough time as they battled flames before filly succeeding in dousing the blaze. The reason for the blaze is suspected to be from a shop which stocked nearly 150 litres of petrol. Property worth more than Rs 10 lakh was gutted in the flames. Reportedly, the locals damaged the fire-fighting vehicles of Khoirabari fire station which allegedly arrive late. Dimakuchi police have lodged an FIR against three unknown miscreants for damaging the vehicle.