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Fire guts 8 houses, damages 4 in Nagaland’s Mokokchung district

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Mar 25, 2021 9:27 pm
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Gusty winds added fuel to the fire, swiftly engulfing houses and on its path

Firefighters and villages at Longkong incident site
Firefighters along with others are seen clearing the debris at Longkong fire incident site on Thursday.

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, March 25 (EMN):
Eight houses were completely gutted and four partially damaged in a major fire incident at Longkong village, approximately 20 kilometres away from Mokokchung district headquarters, on Thursday.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Mokokchung, Imtimeren informed journalists that the fire started from an ‘old couple’s house’ at around 12:30 am, and was first noticed by their grandson.

He added that gusty winds added fuel to the fire, swiftly engulfing eight houses and partially damaging four houses on its path.

“Closed proximity of houses plus gusty winds aided the fire to spread to the houses easily,” he stated.

The fire station in Mokokchung received the fire report at around 1 am. However, before the fire engines reached the village, volunteers from the village had already brought the inferno under control, the police officer said.

It was reported that the deputy commissioner of Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir, and Superintendent of Police, Vishal visited the fire incident site.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be due to a short circuit.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel and fire fighters were deployed to clear the debris at the site of the incident.

There was no report of any casualty and the damage to property too was not known till the time of filing this report, as the investigation was still in progress.

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Mar 25, 2021 9:27:38 pm