JORHAT: Three houses were gutted in a massive fire and two persons were critically injured at Jankhona village of Baligaon area under Jorhat sadar police station in the district on Saturday morning.
Four fire tenders from Jorhat Fire Station were pressed into service to douse the massive fire. The houses and all belongings of the families of Nanda Das, Ramen Das and Pankaj Das, brothers living in the same compound, were burnt. Out of the two injured, Prem Kanta Das has been sent to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh for better treatment while the other, Babu Das has been admitted to Sanjivani Hospital in Jorhat.
Local residents of Jankhana village said that they heard someone shouting for help at about 6.30 am. This was followed by the sound of an explosion, most likely of a LPG cylinder.
Local residents rushed to help the families but could not save the belongings of the three families.
On Thursday night, four houses were gutted in a fire at Sonari Mising Gaon at Teok in the district.