ITANAGAR, Oct 18 - At least 19 houses were completely gutted and seven others partially damaged in a major fire that took place at Millang village under Mariyang ADC (independent) headquarters in Upper Siang district this morning.
A large amount of property was reportedly damaged in the blaze that broke out at around 8.30 am. However, no casualties have been reported.
Upper Siang district SP Neelam Nega, quoting villagers, said that the fire started from the house of one Along Libang.
Unfortunately, fire tender could not reach the fire site as the road leading to the village is narrow and in a bad shape, the SP added.
Upper Siang DC Taper Pada, along with Mariyang ADC Dr Monjuli Komut, District Disaster Management Officer in-charge A Koyu (EAC) and other administrative officers, visited the spot and distributed immediate relief to the affected families.
The DC also instructed the ADC of Mariyang to assess the loss and damage for grant of government relief.